Microhyla mixtura Liu and Hu, 1966

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Microhyla > Species: Microhyla mixtura

Microhyla mixtura Liu and Hu In Hu, Zhao, and Liu, 1966, Acta Zool. Sinica, 18: 79, 89. Holotype: CIB 610174, by original designation. Type locality: "Hua-ngo Shan [= Mt. Hua-e], Wanyuan Hsien, Szechwan [=Sichuan Province], alt. 1,280 m", China.

Microhyla (Microhyla) mixturaDubois, 1987, Alytes, 6: 3.

English Names

Chinese Rice Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 90).

Mixtured Pygmy Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 294).


Isolated populations from northern eastern Sichuan and southern Gansu through southern Shaanxi to Henan, thence to Anhui, with isolated populations in northeastern Hunan and eastern Zhejiang, China, 1000-1700 m elevation.


Subgenus Microhyla, Microhyla berdmorei group. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 294-295, provided a brief account, figure, and map. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 223, provided a brief account and illustration. Chen, Tao, Shi, and Meng, 2003, Chinese J. Zool., 38: 89-90, reported the species in Henan Province, China. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 899-904, provided an account, spot map for China, and assigned this species to their Microhyla butleri group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 484-485, provided a brief account for China including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 570-571, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. Zhang, 2017, Amph. Rept. Fanjing Mts.: 181–184, provided taxonomic and natural history information for the Fanjing Mountains population in northeastern Guizhou, China.        

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