Doichang frog

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Doichang frog
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Dicroglossidae
Genus: Nanorana
Species: N. aenea
Binomial name
Nanorana aenea
(Smith, 1922)
Synonyms

Rana aenea Smith, 1922
Chaparana aenea (Smith, 1922)
Rana fansipani Bourret, 1939
Chaparana fansipani (Bourret, 1939)
Nanorana fansipani (Bourret, 1939)

The Doichang frog (Nanorana aenea) is a species of frog in the Dicroglossidae family.[2][3] It is only known from its type locality, Doi Chang, mountain north of Chiang Mai (Thailand), Fansipan mountain in northern Vietnam (type locality for the now-synonymized Rana fansipani), and Huanglianshan National Nature Reserve in Yunnan, China.[2][4]

Description[edit]

Adult males of Doichang frog are 65–77 mm (2.6–3.0 in) in snout-vent length and have spines in several parts of their bodies, a male secondary sex characteristic.[4]

Habitat and conservation[edit]

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and rivers. It is potentially threatened by habitat loss, more so in Vietnam[5] than in Thailand.[1] In Vietnam it is probably eaten locally.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b van Dijk, P.P. & Chan-ard, T. (2004). "Nanorana aenea". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Nanorana aenea (Smith, 1922)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Nanorana aenea". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  4. ^ a b Dubois, A.; Ohler, A. (2005). "Taxonomic notes on the Asian frogs of the tribe Paini (Ranidae, Dicroglossinae): 1. Morphology and synonymy of Chaparana aenea (Smith, 1922), with proposal of a new statistical method for testing homogeneity of small samples". Journal of Natural History. 39 (20): 1759–1778. doi:10.1080/00222930400023735. 
  5. ^ a b van Dijk, P.P. & Swan, S. (2004). "Nanorana fansipani". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 15 September 2012.