Amolops hongkongensis (Pope and Romer, 1951)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Amolops > Species: Amolops hongkongensis

Staurois hongkongensis Pope and Romer, 1951, Fieldiana, Zool., 31: 609. Holotype: FMNH 64157, by original designation. Type locality: "Tai Mo Shan, New Territories, Colony of Hongkong", China.

Amolops hongkongensisInger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 256, by implication; Zhao IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 454; Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 167.

Amolops (Amolops) hongkongensisDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 321.

English Names

Hong Kong Sucker Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 97).

Hong Kong Cascade Frog (Karsen, Lau, and Bogadek, 1986, Hong Kong Amph. Rept.: 30).

Hong Kong Torrent Frog (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 403).

Distribution

Southern coastal southern China in Guangdong, and Hong Kong, China, 150-700 m elevation.

Comment

Karsen, Lau, and Bogadek, 1986, Hong Kong Amph. Rept.: 30, provided a brief account. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 628. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1563-1565, provided an account, figures, and range map, and included the species in their Amolops daiyunensis group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 403, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 416-417, provided an account, photographs, and a range map.

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