Babina chapaensis (Bourret, 1937)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Babina > Species: Babina chapaensis

Hylarana chapaensis Bourret, 1937, Annexe Bull. Gen. Instr. Publique, Hanoi, 1937: 34. Syntypes: MNHNP 1938.58-65 and 1948.144–147 (12 specimens) (formerly LSNUH). MNHNP 1938.61 (formerly LSNUH Z 270) designated lectotype by Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 341. Type locality: "Chapa" (= Sa Pa), Lao Cai Province, Vietnam.

Rana (Hylarana) chapaensisBourret, 1937, Annexe Bull. Gen. Instr. Publique, Hanoi, 1937: 34; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42; by implication.

Rana (Hylorana) chapaensisGuibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 41.

Rana (Nidirana) chapaensisDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324.

Nidirana chapaensisChen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 237; Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 35. See comment under Ranidae record.

Babina chapaensisFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 368.

English Names

Chapa Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 106).

Glandular-sided Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 126).


Lao Cai, Ha Giang, Bac Giang, Ha Tinh, Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, and Hoa Binh Province provinces,Vietnam, and Xieng Khouang and Salavan provinces, Laos.


In the Rana (Nidirana) adenopleura group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324. See account by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 341-343, who considered it to be a member of the subgenus Hylarana. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 126-127, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 26, provided specific localities for Vietnam. Stuart, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 477, provided specific localities for Laos. Chuaynkern, Ohler, Inthara, Duengkae, Makchai, and Salangsingha, 2010, Raffles Bull. Zool., 58: 291–10, noted that specimens from Thailand are referrable to Babina liniLuu, Nguyen, Pham, Dang, Vu, Miskovic, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2014, Biodiversity J., 4: 285–300, reported the species in Phong Nha—Ke Bang National Park, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam. Luu, Le, Do, Hoang, Nguyen, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 51–58, provided a record for Thuong Tien nature Reserve, Hoa Binh Province, Vietnam.  Ziegler, Tran, Nguyen, Perl, Wirk, Kulisch, Lehmann, Rauhaus, Nguyen, Lê, and Vu, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 185–201, provided a record for Ha Giang Province and briefly discussed the range. 

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