Odorrana aureola
family: Ranidae
Species Description: Stuart, B.L., Chuaynkern, Y., Chan-ard, T. and Inger, R.F. 2006. Three new species of frogs and a new tadpole from eastern Thailand. Fieldiana Zoology, new series 111: 1-19.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Thailand



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is currently known only from Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary and Phu Kradueng National Park in Loei Province, northern Thailand, at 1,100 to 1,500m asl (Stuart et al., 2006). It might be found to occur a little more widely, but surveys in nearby Laos have not located it (B.L. Stuart pers. comm.). However, specimens from new localities in Thailand, that are probably this species, are currently being examined (Y. Chuaynkern, pers. comm.).

Habitat and Ecology

This species has been found at night in intact hilly evergreen forest on boulders, rock outcrops and fallen trees within a few metres of swift, rocky streams and cascades, and in one case a slow stream (Stuart et al., 2006). It presumably breeds in streams by larval development. It probably cannot adapt to anthropogenic habitats (B.L. Stuart pers. comm.).


It can be a locally abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No information is currently available on threats to this species. All records so far are from protected areas.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary and Phu Kradueng National Park (Stuart et al., 2006). Surveys are needed to determine its geographic distribution, adundance, ecological requirements, threats and conservation needs.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.


Bryan Stuart, Yodchaiy Chuaynkern 2008. Odorrana aureola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135831A4208308. .Downloaded on 16 February 2019


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