Nidirana chapaensis (Bourret, 1937)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Nidirana > Species: Nidirana 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; Lyu, Zeng, Wang, Lin, Liu, and Wang, 2017, Amphibia-Reptilia, 38: 494. 

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).

Chapa Music Frog (Lyu, Zeng, Wang, Lin, Liu, and Wang, 2017, Amphibia-Reptilia, 38: 494). 


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; likely to be found in adjacent Yunnan, China.


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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