Amolops splendissimus Orlov and Ho, 2007

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Amolops > Species: Amolops splendissimus

Amolops splendissimus Orlov and Ho, 2007, Russ. J. Herpetol., 14: 212. Holotype: ZISP 7598, by original designation. Type locality: "Ho Thau village, Ho Thau commune, Tam Duong district, Lai Chau Province, 22° 24′ 04.5″ N 103° 36′ 32.7″ E, altitude 2050 m a.s.l. (cascade stream on slope of Mu Hum mountain)".

English Names

Sky-night Torrent Frog ( Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 429). 

Distribution

Known only from the type locality, a cascading stream on the slope of Mu Hum mountain, 1850-2400 m elevation, Ho Thau village, Ho Thau commune, Tam Duong district, Lai Chau Province, Vietnam; found in adjacent Yunnan, China.

Comment

Most similar to Amolops loloensis and Amolops viridimaculatus according to the original publication. Biju, Mahony, and Kamei, 2010, Zootaxa, 2408: 44, suggested on the basis of the original descriptions that this taxon is a junior synonym of Amolops caelumnoctis but refrained from making the synonymy pending specimen examination. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 429, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China.

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