Nanorana rostandi (Dubois, 1974)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Nanorana > Species: Nanorana rostandi

Rana rostandi Dubois, 1974 "1973", Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 98: 495. Holotype: MNHNP 1973.310, by original designation. Type locality: "lac Kutsab Terna Tal, altitude 2900 m environ, près du village de Thini, Nord-Ouest Népal (28° 46′ N, 83° 44′ E)."

Rana (Paa) rostandiDubois, 1975, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, Zool., 324: 1098. Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 43.

Paa (Paa) rostandiDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 320.

Nanorana rostandiChen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 239, by implication; Frost, 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: 367.

Chaparana (Paa) rostandiOhler and Dubois, 2006, Zoosystema, 28: 781.

Paa rostandiFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 26. See comment under Dicroglossidae.

English Names

Dubois' Paa Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 103).

Rostand's Paa Frog (Schleich, Anders, and Kästle, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 80).

Dubois' Frog (Shrestha, 2001, Herpetol. Nepal: 88).


Western Nepal, 2400-3500 m elevation.


Discussed by Dubois, 1976, Cah. Nepal., Doc., 6: 159-178. Anders, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 286-290, provided an account for the Nepal population. See brief account (as Rana rostandi) by Shrestha, 2001, Herpetol. Nepal: 88. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Paa rostrandi) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 492. Not addressed, and therefore not assigned to subgenus, by Che, Zhou, Hu, Papenfuss, Wake, and Zhang, 2010, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 107: 13765-13770, and Che, Zhou, Hu, Papenfuss, Wake, and Zhang, 2010, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., doi:10.1073/pnas.1008415107/-/DCSupplemental: 2. See Shah and Tiwari, 2004, Herpetofauna Nepal: 68, for brief account (as Paa ostandi).

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