Wijayarana melasma (Stuart and Chan-ard, 2005)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Wijayarana > Species: Wijayarana melasma

Huia melasma Stuart and Chan-ard, 2005, Copeia, 2005: 284. Holotype: FMNH 215970, by original designation. Type locality: "Thailand, Kanchanaburi Province, Tham Tarn Lot (= Chalerm Rattanakosin) National Park, from a rocky stream".

Odorrana melasmaChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1–13, by implication.

"Huia" melasmaStuart, 2008, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 46: 54. see comment.

Meristogenys melasma — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 422. 

Wijayarana melasma — Arifin, Chan, Smart, Hertwig, Smith, Iskandar, and Haas, 2021, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 193: 689. 

English Names

Siamese Cascade Frog (Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 332).

Spotted-snout Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 53). 


Kanchanaburi, Prachuap Kirikhan, and Chiang Mai Provinces in western and northern Thailand; Vieng Phou Kha District in northern Laos; and Xishuangban Prefecture, southern Yunnan, China.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of, Laos, Thailand


Most similar to Huia nasica according to the original publication. Stuart, 2008, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 46: 49–60, considered this taxon to be in a clade composed of Meristogenys, Clinotarsus, and Odorrana and preferred not to place this taxon prior to phylogenetic analysis. Chan-ard, Cota, and Makchai, 2011, Amph. E. Region Thailand: 142, detailed the range in Thailand. Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 332–333, provided a brief account (description, photographs, habitat, and range) for Thailand (in Thai). Makchai, Chuaynkern, Safoowong, Chuachat, and Cota, 2020, Amph. N. Thailand: 129, provided a brief account, photographs, and a range map for Thailand. Arifin, Chan, Smart, Hertwig, Smith, Iskandar, and Haas, 2021, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 193: 689, reported the species from Laos. Wu, Huang, Wu, Liu, Che, and Yuan, 2023, Asian Herpetol. Res., 14: 116–120, provided records for Yunnan, China, and discussed the range.  

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