Amolops chunganensis

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Amolops chunganensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: Amolops
Species: A. chunganensis
Binomial name
Amolops chunganensis
(Pope, 1929)
Synonyms

Rana (Hylorana) chunganensis Pope, 1929

Amolops chunganensis (common names: Chungan sucker frog, Chungan torrent frog) is a species of frog in the Ranidae family. Its type locality, Kuatun village (Guadun in modern spelling) in Wuyishan, Fujian. It is endemic to central, southern and eastern China where it has a wide but scattered distribution (southern Shaanxi, southern Gansu, eastern Sichuan, Guizhou, Guangxi, Hunan, and Fujian); records from Vietnam probably refer to Amolops mengyangensis.[2]

Amolops chunganensis is a common species in suitable habitat. It is a territorial frog found in hill forests and on boulders along streams during the breeding season. It is not considered threatened by the IUCN although it is impacted by habitat destruction; it is also collected for local consumption.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fei Liang; Xie Feng; Ohler, A. & Swan, S. (2004). "Amolops chunganensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Amolops chunganensis (Pope, 1929)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 19 May 2014.