Rana shuchinae Liu, 1950

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Rana > Species: Rana shuchinae

Rana shuchinae Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 313. Holotype: FMNH 55871, by original designation. Type locality: "Lolokou [= Jiafanggou], Chaochiaohsien [= Zhaojue County], Sikang [now part of Sichuan], 10000 feet altitude", China.

Rana (Rana) shuchinaeDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42.

Rana (Pelophylax) shuchinaeDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 332.

Pelophylax shuchinaeFei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 166-167. Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 369.

Hylarana shuchinaeChen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 237, by implication.

Rana shuchinaeChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 10.

Liuhurana shuchinaeFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 37. See comment under Ranidae record.

Rana (Liuhurana) shuchinae — Yuan, Zhou, Chen, Poyarkov, Chen, Jang-Liaw, Chou, Matzke, Iizuka, Min, Kuzmin, Zhang, Cannatella, Hillis, and Che, 2016, Syst. Biol., 65: 835.

English Names

Sichuan Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 109).

Gland-shanked Pond Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 166).


Southern Sichuan and northern Yunnan, China; likely into adjacent northern Myanmar.


Discussed by Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 174-175. Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 147-149, and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 166-168, provided a brief account, map, and figure. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 178, provided a brief account and illustration (as Pelophylax shuchinae). See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 98-100. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 73, provided a brief account (as Rana shuchinae) for Yunnan, China. Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13, provided molecular evidence for the inclusion of this species in Rana. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1075-1080, provided an account (as Pelophylax shuchinae), figures, and map for China and included it in their Pelophylax shuchinae group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 292-293, provided a brief account (as Pelophylax shuchinae) including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 327–329, provided an account (as Liuhurana shuchinae), photographs, and a range map for China. 

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