Nanorana taihangnica (Chen and Jiang, 2002)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Nanorana > Species: Nanorana taihangnica

Paa (Feirana) taihangnicus Chen and Jiang, 2002, Herpetol. Sinica, 9: 231. Holotype: HENNU 020701005, by original designation. Type locality: "Jiyuan City, Henan Province, altitude 812 m", China.

Paa (Feirana) taihangnicaDubois, Crombie, and Glaw, 2005, Alytes, 23: 42. Gender correction.

Nanorana taihangnicaChen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 239, by implication; 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.

Chaparana (Paa) taihangnicaOhler and Dubois, 2006, Zoosystema, 28: 781.

Feirana taihangnicaWang, Jiang, Xie, Chen, Dubois, Liang, and Wagner, 2009, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 26: 506; Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 26. See comment under Dicroglossidae. See comment under Dicroglossidae.

Nanorana (Chaparana) taihangnicaChe, Zhou, Hu, Papenfuss, Wake, and Zhang, 2010, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., doi:10.1073/pnas.1008415107/-/DCSupplemental: 2.

English Names

Taihangshan Swelled-vented Frog (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 384).


High-gradient streams in the Qinling, Funiu and the Zhongtia, and southern Taihang mountains in the provinces of Gansu, Shaanxi, and Henan, China.


Most similar to Nanorana quadranus (as Paa) according to the original publication. See Chen and Jiang, 2004, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 29: 595-599, for supplementary description. Wang, Jiang, Xie, Chen, Dubois, Liang, and Wagner, 2009, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 26: 500-509, reported on aspects of phylogenetic relationships and range of this species. See comment under Nanorana for comments on the status of Feirana. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1437-1442, provided an accounts (as Feirana taihangnica), figures, and map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 384-385, provided a brief account (as Feirana taihangnica) including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 478-479, provided an account (as Feirana taihangnica), photographs, and a range map. Wang, Jiang, Xie, and Li, 2013, J. Mol. Evol., 76: 112–128, reported on molecular phylogeography of this species (as Feirana taihangnica), which noted substantial differentiation among different mountain-top lineages. 

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