Hyla sanchiangensis Pope, 1929

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Hyla > Species: Hyla sanchiangensis

Hyla sanchiangensis Pope, 1929, Am. Mus. Novit., 352: 2. Holotype: AMNH 30198, by original designation. Type locality: "San Chiang [=Sangang], Chungan Hsien [now Wuyishan City], northwestern Fukien [= Fujian] Province, China, 3000-3500 feet altitude".

Hyla sanchiangensisBoring, 1930, Peking Nat. Hist. Bull., 5: 43; Boring, 1938 "1938–1939", Peking Nat. Hist. Bull., 13: 94; Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 225.

Hyla chinensis sanchiangensisBourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 224.

Hyla (Hyla) sanchiangensis — Fouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept.: 331, by implication. 

English Names

San Chiang Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 57).

Sanchiang Tree Toad/Frog (Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 834).   


Eastern China at elevations of 500 to 1560 m from southern Anhui and Zheijiang south and west to Fujian, northern Guangdong, and through Hunan to southeastern Guizhou. 


Closely allied to Hyla chinensis, according to the original publication, and a 'high altitude form of chinensis' according to Pope, 1931, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 61: 463. See Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 134-136, and Ma, Yu, and Wen, 1982, Nat. Hist., Beijing, 1982: 37. See accounts by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 203; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 148-149. Huang, 1990, Fauna Zhejiang, Amph. Rept.: 51-53, provided an account for Zhejiang populations. Zhang and Wen, 2000, Amph. Guangxi: 65, provided an account for Guangxi. Zhang, 2002, Sichuan J. Zool., 21: 198-199, provided a key to differentiate this species from others in China. In the Hyla arborea group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 102 (but see comment under Hyla regarding possible membership in the Hyla japonica group). Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 649, provided an account and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 287, provided an account, illustrations, and a range map. In the Hyla chinensis group of Li, Wang, Nian, Litvinchuk, Wang, Li, Rao, and Klaus, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 87: 80–90. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 834–836, provided an account, photograph, and spot map.   

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