Amolops loloensis (Liu, 1950)

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

Staurois loloensis Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 353. Holotype: FMNH 49408, by original designation. Type locality: "Lolokou, Chaochiaohsien, Sikang [= Szechwan], 10000 feet altitude", China.

Amolops loloensisInger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 256, by implication; Zhao In Hu, 1985, In Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 455; Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 166; Yang, 1991, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 63: 17; Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 3.

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

English Names

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

Rufous-spotted Torrent Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 236).


High-gradients streams in Zhaojue, Mianning, Hongya, Luding, and Baoxing in southern Sichuan, China, 1840-3700 m elevation.


Discussed (as Staurois loloensis) by Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 235–237. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 236, provided a brief account, figure, and map. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 209, provided a brief account and illustration. See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 112–113. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 95–96, provided a brief account for Yunnan, China. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 476. Wiens, Sukumaran, Pyron, and Brown, 2009, Evolution, 63: 1217–1231, found Amolops loloensis sequences to fit two places in their ranid tree, in one place as the sister taxon of Pseudorana weiningensis, suggesting that this terminal may actually represent a misidentified Pseudorana. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1535–1538, provided an account, figures, and range map, and included the species in their Amolops mantzorum group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 406–407, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 420–421, provided an account, photographs, and a range map.

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