Babina daunchina (Chang, 1933)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Babina > Species: Babina daunchina

Rana musica Chang and Hsü, 1932, Contrib. Biol. Lab. Sci. Soc., China, Zool. Ser., 8: 137. Types: formerly Biol. Lab. Sci. Soc. China 6085, presumed lost in WWII. Neotype designated (indirectly as Rana daunchina Chang, 1933) by Fei and Ye IN Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 11161 as CIB 638899. Type locality: "a pond of Hountsinping [= Hungchun-ping], Mount Omei, Omeihsien . . ., 1300 meters altitude", Sichuan, China. Neotype from "Mt. Emei, Sichuan Prov., China: 1900 m". Preoccupied by Rana musica Linnaeus, 1766 (= Bufo terrestris).

Rana daunchina Chang, 1933, China J. Sci. Arts, Shanghai, 18: 209. Replacement name for Rana musica Chang and Hsü, 1932.

Rana (Hylarana) daunchinaDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42, by implication.

Hylarana (Hylarana) daunchinaFei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 140. Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 239.

Rana (Nidirana) daunchinaDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324.

Hylarana daunchinaFei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 194.

Hylarana (Nidirana) daunchinaFei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 119.

Nidirana daunchinaChen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 237. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 35. See comment under Ranidae record.

Babina daunchinaFrost, 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: 368.

English Names

Hungchun-ping Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 107).

Emei Music Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 178).


Southwestern Sichuan, Chongqing, and extreme northern adjacent Yunnan, China, 1000 to 1800 m elevation.


In the Rana (Nidirana) adenopleura group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324. Very similar to Rana adenopleura but differs in mating calls and egg deposition (S. Hu IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 488). See Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 253-260 (as Rana adenopleura). See Rana caldwelli. See accounts by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 239; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 178-179. Account (as Rana adenopleura) provided by Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 114-116. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 194-195, provided a brief account and illustration (as Hylarana daunchina). Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 88, provided a Vietnam record of Babina adenopleura (as Rana) which is likely either of this species or Babina caldwelli. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1161-1166, provided an account, figures, and map for China and placed it in their Hylarana (Nidirana) daunchina group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 305, provided a brief account (as Hylarana daunchina) including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 346, provided an account (as Nidirana daunchina), photographs, and a range map for China.

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