Quasipaa yei (Chen, Qu, and Jiang, 2002)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Quasipaa > Species: Quasipaa yei

Paa (Feirana) yei Chen, Qu, and Jiang, 2002, Herpetol. Sinica, 9: 230. Holotype: HENNU 020504002, by original designation. Type locality: "Shengcheng County, Henan Province, altitude 424 m", China.

Quasipaa yeiJiang, Dubois, Ohler, Tillier, Chen, Xie, and Stöck, 2005, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 22: 358. Che, Hu, Zhou, Murphy, Papenfuss, Chen, Rao, Li, and Zhang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 50: 69.

Nanorana yeiChen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 239, by implication.

Yerana yeiJiang, Chen, and Wang, 2006, J. Anhui Normal Univ., Nat. Sci., 29: 468. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 26. See comment under Dicroglossidae.

English Names

Ye's Spiny-vented Frog (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 386).


Dabie Mountains in the border region of Anhui, Hubei, and Henan provinces, China, 320-560 m elevation.


Most similar to Paa quadranus according to the original publication. Chen and Jiang, 2004, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 29: 381-385, redescribed the species. Dubois, Crombie, and Glaw, 2005, Alytes, 23: 43, noted that the name, even though a patronymic for a woman is not emendable to yeae (see also Brandon-Jones, Duckworth, Jenkins, Rylands, and Sarmiento, 2007, Zootaxa, 1541: 41-48, and Dubois, 2007, Zootaxa, 1550: 49-68). Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1443-1449, provided an accounts (as Yerana yei), figures, and map. 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. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 386-387, provided a brief account (as Yerana yei) including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 474-475, provided an account (as Yerana yei), photographs, and a range map for China. 

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