Amolops archotaphus

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Doi Inthanon rock frog
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: Amolops
Species:
A. archotaphus
Binomial name
Amolops archotaphus
(Inger & Chan-ard, 1997)

The Doi Inthanon rock frog (Amolops archotaphus or Rana archotaphus)[2] is a species of frog in the family Ranidae. It is named after Doi Inthanon mountain and is found in Laos, Thailand, and possibly Vietnam. It is known from Doi Inthanon and in Chiang Rai Province in northern Thailand, and the Annamite Range in Laos. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and rivers. It is threatened by habitat destruction and degradation, particularly agriculture, development of infrastructure, logging and water pollution.

Until 1997, this species was hidden as a cryptic species within the Odorrana livida complex, and was reassigned to Amolops in 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2014). "Amolops archotaphus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T58545A51099506. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T58545A51099506.en. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R., Rana archotaphus, Amphibian Species of the World 5.5, 2011.