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Nanorana quadranus (Liu, Hu, and Yang, 1960)
Rana quadranus Liu, Hu, and Yang, 1960, Acta Zool. Sinica, 12: 286, 292. Holotype: CIB 571357, by original designation (misprinted in the English abstract as 571589). Type locality: "Kwan-yang, Wushan, Szechwan [=Sichuan], 1463 m altitude", China.
Rana quadrana — Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 511. Incorrect subsequent spelling.
Rana (Paa) quadranus — Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 47.
Paa (Quadrana) quadrana — Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 154. Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 272.
Chaparana (Feirana) quadranus — Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 318.
Rana quadrana — Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 147.
Paa (Feirana) quadrana — Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 220.
Nanorana quadranus — Chen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 239. 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: 367.
Gynandropaa (Feirana) quadranus — Ohler and Dubois, 2006, Zoosystema, 28: 781.
Feirana quadranus — Wang, Jiang, Chen, Xie, and Zheng, 2007, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 32: 139-145. Wang, Jiang, Xie, Chen, Dubois, Liang, and Wagner, 2009, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 26: 500-509; Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 26. See comment under Dicroglossidae.
Nanorana (Chaparana) quadranus — Che, Zhou, Hu, Papenfuss, Wake, and Zhang, 2010, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., doi:10.1073/pnas.1008415107/-/DCSupplemental: 2.
Kwang-yang Asian Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 98).
Swelled Vent Frog (Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 188).
Swelled-vented Frog (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 476).
High-gradient streams in forest and shrublands of the Wuling, Daba, Qinling, and Longment mountains of southern Shaanxi, southern Shanxi, southwestern Henan, southern Gansu, northeastern Sichuan, Hubei, northern Hunan, and western Anhui, China, 500-2700 m elevation.
Related to Rana spinosa according to the original publication, although Dubois' taxonomy suggests that this is incorrect. See Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 150-153. See accounts by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 289; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 220-221. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 188, provided a brief account and illustration (as Paa quadrana). Fan, Guo, and Liu, 1998, Amph. Rept. Shanxi Prov.: 73-75, provided an account for Shanxi. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Chaparana quadranus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 628. See comment under Nanorana with regard to the status of Feirana. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1430-1437, provided an accounts (as Feirana quadranus), figures, and map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 382-383, provided a brief account (as Feirana quadranus) including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 476-477, provided an account (as Feirana quadranus), photographs, and a range map. Huang, Duan, and Ji, 2014, Zootaxa, 3779: 497-500, reported on larval morphology (as Feirana quadranus).
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