Odorrana andersonii (Boulenger, 1882)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Odorrana > Species: Odorrana andersonii

Polypedates yunnanensis Anderson, 1879 "1878", Anat. Zool. Res.: 843. Syntypes: Including BMNH (1 specimen), according to Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 55; others not traced. Type locality: "at an elevation of 4,500 feet in the valley of Hotha [= Husa]", Yunnan, China. Secondary homonym of Rana yunnanensis Anderson, 1879.

Rana andersonii Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 55. Replacement name for Polypedates yunnanensis Anderson, 1879.

Polypedates yunnanensisMason, 1882, Burma, Ed. 3: 294.

Rana (Hylorana) andersoniiBoulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 126.

Hylarana andersoniiBourret, 1937, Annexe Bull. Gen. Instr. Publique, Hanoi, 1937: 39.

Hylorana andersoniDeckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 144.

Rana (Hylarana) andersoniiBourret, 1939, Annexe Bull. Gen. Instr. Publique, Hanoi, 1939: 15. Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42, by implication.

Odorrana andersoniiFei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 149. Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 261; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 194; Li, Ye, and Fei, 2001, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 26: 234; Song, Jang, Zou, and Shi, 2002, Herpetol. Sinica, 9: 70; Chen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 239; Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13, by implication.

Rana (Odorrana) andersoniiDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 329.

Odorrana (Odorrana) andersoniiFei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 128. 

Huia andersoniiFrost, 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

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

Yunnan Odorous Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 194).

Anderson's Frog (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 25; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 81).


Northeastern India, Upper Myanmar, and northern Thailand to western Yunnan, China; Vietnam and Laos (see comment).


In the Rana (Odorrana) andersonii group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 329. Discussed by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 174; Pope, 1931, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 61: 550-553; Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 297-303; Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 354-357; Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 206-208; Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 116-118, and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 194. See comment under Rana grahami. Li, Ye, and Fei, 2001, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 26: 234-238, suggested on the basis of morphometric data that there are three species under this one binominal: (1) the Longling population that bears the name; (2) a species on Hainan Island (now Odorrana hainaneisis); and (3) Jingdong population (now Odorrana jingdonensis). Zhang and Wen, 2000, Amph. Guangxi: 102, provided an account (as Odorrana andersonii) for Guangxi (presumably based on some other species as this is not now considered to be within the range of the species--DRF). See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 81-83. Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 104, provided a brief characterization and photograph (which Ohler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 103, regarded as being of Rana lateralis). Stuart, 1999, in Duckworth et al. (eds.), Wildlife in Lao PDR: 48, reported the species for the Annamite Mountains of Laos. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 26, provided specific localities for Vietnam and (p. 149) a photograph. In the Odorrana (Odorrana) andersonii group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 126. Sarkar and Ray, 2006, In Alfred (ed.), Fauna of Arunachal Pradesh, Part 1: 294, provided a brief account and the first record for Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 76, provided a brief account (as Rana andersonii) for Yunnan, China. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1242-1246, provided an account, figures, and map for China, placed it in their Odorrana andersonii group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 326, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 365, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China that implies that the Laos and Vietnam records may apply to another species in this group (DRF). 

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