Amolops yunkaiensis Lyu, Wang, Liu, Zeng, and Wang, 2018

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

Amolops yunkaiensis Lyu, Wang, Liu, Zeng, and Wang in Lyu, Wu, Wang, Sung, Liu, Zeng, Wang, Li, and Wang, 2018, Zootaxa, 4418: 569. Holotype: SYS a004705, by original designation. Type locality: "Bajiaxianhu (21°53′35.5″N, 111°29′5.1″E; 441 m a.s.l.), Ehuangzhang Nature Reserve, Guangdong Province, China." http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:3A067896-23AB-4674-B005-18F13A7A509C

English Names

None noted. 

Distribution

Known from the type locality, the Ehuangzhang Nature Reserve and Yunkaishan Nature Reserve in the Yunkai Mountains, Guangdong Province, China, in rocky, fast-flowing streams (300–900 m elevation) surrounded by moist subtropical secondary evergreen broad-leaved forests. 

 

Comment

The sister taxon of Amolops albispinus according to the original publication. Lyu, Huang, Wang, Li, Chen, Qi, and Wang, 2019, ZooKeys, 812: 133–156, placed this species in the Amolops ricketti group via a mtDNA tree and provided a range map. 

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