Glyphoglossus yunnanensis (Boulenger, 1919)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Glyphoglossus > Species: Glyphoglossus yunnanensis

Calluella yunnanensis Boulenger, 1919, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 3: 548. Syntypes: BMNH 1905.5.30.47 and 1907.5.4.30 (2 specimens), according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 29 (although only 2 specimens mentioned in the original publication). Type locality: "Yunnan Fou [= Kunming]", Yunnan, China.

Kaluella yunnanensisGee and Boring, 1929, Peking Nat. Hist. Bull., 4: 25.

Calluella ocellata Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 232. Holotype: FMNH 55870, by original designation. Type locality: "Szekuaipa [= Sikuaiba], Chaochiaohsien [= Zhaojue County], Sikang [= now part of Sichuan Province], 7,800 feet", China. Synonymy by Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 283.

Glyphoglossus yunnanensis — Peloso, Frost, Richards, Rodrigues, Donnellan, Matsui, Raxworthy, Biju, Lemmon, Lemmon, and Wheeler, 2016, Cladistics, 32: 140. 

English Names

Yunnan Squat Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 88).

Yunnan Small Narrow-mouthed Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 290).


Yunnan, southern Sichuan, and western Guizhou (Yunkwei Plateau), China; Lai Cai and Lai Chau provinces in adjacent northern Vietnam; presumably to be found in adjacent Laos.


See accounts by Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 283-285; Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 224-226; Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 338; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 290-291. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 219, provided a brief account and illustration. Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 98, noted the range in Vietnam without reference to voucher specimens. See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 132-133. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 41, provided specific localities for Vietnam. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 118-119, provided a brief account for Yunnan, China. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 871-875, provided an account and a spot map for China. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 478-479, provided a brief account for China including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 564-565, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. 

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