Nanorana yunnanensis

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Nanorana yunnanensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Dicroglossidae
Genus: Nanorana
Species: N. yunnanensis
Binomial name
Nanorana yunnanensis
(Anderson, 1879)

Rana yunnanensis Anderson, 1879
Paa yunnanensis (Anderson, 1879)
Rana phrynoides Boulenger, 1917
Rana muta Su and Li, 1986
Rana liui Dubois, 1987
Nanorana liui (Dubois, 1987)

Nanorana yunnanensis (common names: Yunnan paa frog, Yunnan spiny frog) is a species of frog in the Dicroglossidae family. It is found in southwestern China, Vietnam, Myanmar, and likely in the intervening Laos.[2] Its natural habitats are rocky streams in montane forests and grasslands, but it has also been found in ditches. It is threatened primarily by collection for human consumption, but also by habitat loss.[1]

Nanorana yunnanensis are relatively large frogs: males grow to a snout–vent length of about 98 mm (3.9 in) and females to 99 mm (3.9 in). Tadpoles are up to 52 mm (2.0 in) in length.[3]


  1. ^ a b Lu Shunqing; Yang Datong; van Dijk, P.P.; Swan, S. (2004). "Nanorana yunnanensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Nanorana yunnanensis (Anderson, 1879)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Fei, L. (1999). Atlas of Amphibians of China (in Chinese). Zhengzhou: Henan Press of Science and Technology. pp. 220–221. ISBN 7-5349-1835-9.