AmphibiaWeb - Odorrana jingdongensis


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Odorrana jingdongensis Fei, Ye & Li, 2001
Odor frog
family: Ranidae
genus: Odorrana
Odorrana jingdongensis
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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Vulnerable (VU)
National Status None
Regional Status None
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Body length about 75mm in adult males and 97 mm in adult females. Head longer than broad, , depressed; snout rounded or obtusely pointed, projecting beyond the lower jaw, a little longer than eye. Nostril equidistant from eye as from tip of snout, or closer to eye. Tympanum distinct two-fifths to one half the diameter of the eye, distance to eye equal to tympanum diameter.
Fingers long , a little flattened, tips dilated into large discs, longer than broad, having lateroventral grooves. Length of fingers: IIHind limbs long; tibio-tarsal articulation reaching the tip of the snout; heels overlapping when limbs are folded at right angles to body; tibia length 60% of body length, a little longer than foot; the fifth toe a little longer than the third, reaching between the second subarticular tubercles of the fourth toe; tips of toes similar to those of fingers; completely webbed, the web involving the base of the discs; free edge of the first and fifth toes with narrow fringe; outer metatarsals separated to the base; subarticular tubercles prominent; inner metatarsal tubercle narrow and long, no outer matatarsal tubercle.
Skin above scattered with tubercles and lare warts; lips on sides of head and around tympanum with white spines; temporal fold distinct; from front of shoulder to hip scattered with large warts; the posterior dorsum, sides and ventral side of the body of the male having numerous spines; rear of thigh scattered with flattened warts; no humeral gland; no tarsal fold.
Color in life: Dorsum green with blackish brown marks; sides of body having uniform brown marks; green or yellow on the borders of jaw and dorsum of limbs, five to seven brown marbles on thighs and tibia respectively; yellowish brown on ventral surface of body, or scattered with numerous spots from throat to the anterior part of belly; ventral of thigh, around vent, dorsum of tarsal and foot yellowish orange; large brown marks in the posterior of thigh; purplish gray on the metacarpal and metatarsal tubercles.
Secondary sex characteristics: Male smaller than female, forelimbs of male much thickened, a very strong nuptial pad on the inner dorsal side of the first fingers; male having a pair of internal subgular vocal sacs; pinkish lineae musculinae on dorsal side of body; throat and chest with two white triangle fine spines, shaped in an "8".
Tadpoles: The body is elongated and flattened in shape; caudal fin light-colored with dark spots. The tadpole in stage 39, body length 16 mm, tail length 34 mm, length of hind limb 9 mm; spiraculum small, on the left side of body, no free tube, vent dextral, tube of vent continuous with ventral caudal fin; dorsal fin rising from the base of tail. Tail height about half body length, the end partrounded obtusely; the mouth anteroventral, a row of labial papillae on the corner of mouth; labial tooth formula i :4-4 :1-1, length of row of tooth long, horny beak and narrow.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China

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Distributed in Yunnan (Jingdong, Jinping, Luchun, Yongde, Cangyuan, and Menglian).This frog is found in large mountain streams, with dusky and moist forest. The frogs live on rocks covered with green algae.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
One female (CIB581503) collected on 29 May 1958, contained mature eggs with a mean diameter of 2.5 mm. An other female contained 624 eggs in the left ovary, and 545 eggs in the right ovary.
Tadpoles of stage 37-44 were found om 8-30 May, 1958, but no eggs were found at that time.


Liang, F., Chang-Yuan, Y., and Cheng, L. (2001). ''Descriptions of two new species of the genus Odorrana in China.'' Acta Zootaxonoomica Sinica, 26(1), 108-114.

Originally submitted by: Arie van der Meijden (first posted 2001-06-04)
Edited by: Arie van der Meijden (2002-05-25)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2002 Odorrana jingdongensis: Odor frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jun 16, 2024.

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