Rana taihangensis Chen, 2022

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

Rana taihangensis Chen in Shen, Xu, Yang, Chen, Xiao, and Chen, 2022, Asian Herpetol. Res., 13: 149. Holotype: HNNU2104II018, by original designation. Type locality: "Huixian City (35°37’43.60’’N, 113°36’24.84’’E, 1025 m a.s.l.) in Henan Province, China."

English Names

Taihang Brown Frog (Borzée, 2024, Continental NE Asian Amph.: 96).


Beijing City, Hebei Province, and the southeastern Taihang Mountains of Henan Province, China, 116 to 1943 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


In the Rana cheninensis group according to the original publication, where comparative adult and larval morphology, morphometrics, and molecular markers were detailed. The species was formerly confused with Rana chensinensisBorzée, 2024, Continental NE Asian Amph.: 96–99, provided a detailed account (distribution including a polygon map, habitat, ecology, conservation, photos of larvae and adults, identification tools) for northeastern Asia. 

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