Rana zhijinensis Luo, Xiao, and Zhou, 2022

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

Rana zhijinensis Luo, Xiao, and Zhou in Yan, He, Luo, Xu, Deng, Xiao, and Zhou, 2022, Zool. Syst., Beijing, 47: 283. Holotype: GZNU2018081606, by original designation. Type locality: "Guiguo Town (26°33'12.75"N, 105°50'26.90"E; elev. 1525 m), Zhijin County, Guizhou Province, China". 

English Names

Zhijin Brown Frog (original publication). 


Known only from the type locality (Guiguo Town, Zhijin County, Guizhou Province, China, elevation 1525 m) but expected to be found more widely. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Previous confused with Rana chevronta according to the original publication, where comparative morphology and molecular markers were detailed as well as placement in the Rana japonica group, and the sister taxon of Rana chaochiaoensis

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