Pelophylax tenggerensis (Zhao, Macey, and Papenfuss, 1988)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Pelophylax > Species: Pelophylax tenggerensis

Rana tenggerensis Zhao, Macey, and Papenfuss, 1988, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 2: 1. Holotype: CIB 80001, by original designation. Type locality: "along the north shore of the Yellow River (Huang He), at Shapatou Desert Research Station, Shapotou (37° 30′N 104° 58′E), Yinnan Prefecture, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China".

Hylarana tenggerensisChen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 237, by implication.

Pelophylax tennerensisFrost, 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: 369. Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13; by implication.

English Names

Yellow River Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 109).


Along the shores of the Yellow River at Shapotou and Shenjiatan, Yinnan County, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China.


Closely related to Pelophylax nigromaculatus (as Rana), according to the original publication. Synonymized with Pelophylax nigromaculatus; without discussion, by Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: XXX. This synonym apparently accepted by Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 305-352, and Dubois and Ohler, 1996 "1994", Zool. Polon., 39: 178-179 (who did not mention it), but not by Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: XXX, who retained an account for this species. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Rana tenggerensis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 513.

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