Amolops liangshanensis (Wu and Zhao, 1984)

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

Staurois liangshanensis Wu and Zhao, 1984, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 3 (4): 5. Types: CIB, by original designation. Type locality: Qiliba, Zhaojue County, Sichuan Province, China, 3000 m elevation [original in Chinese; this translation provided by Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 134].

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

English Names

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


Elevations of 2010-3400 m in the mountains of western Sichuan and one locality in north-central Yunnan, China.


Nomenclature discussed by Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 340, and Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 134. Regarded as a synonym of Amolops jinjiangensis by Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 176; without discussion. Cai, Che, Pang, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Zootaxa, 1531: 49-55, found Amolops liangshanensis to be more closely related to Amolops loloensis than to Amolops jinjiangensis, which suggest that either all three are conspecific or that Amolops liangshanensis and Amolops jinjiangensis are not conspecific (DRF).

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