AmphibiaWeb - Odorrana margaretae


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Odorrana margaretae (Liu, 1950)
Green Odorous Frog, Margareta's Frog
family: Ranidae
genus: Odorrana

© 2008 Yu Zeng (1 of 10)

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None
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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China


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View Bd and Bsal data (1 records).


This species was featured as News of the Week on 11 November 2018:

Ring species, complexes of populations that differentiate genetically around a natural barrier, should be relatively common based on the large array of natural conditions suitable for their formation. So their rarity may be due to scientists discovering only isolated parts of rings and not recognizing the piecemeal parts for the whole. The Sichuan Basin in China is a predicted site for ring species formation, and a new paper by Qiao et al. (2018) argues that the frog complex Odorrana margaratea is a ring species. The species has a ring-shaped distribution and the chain of populations maintains a mostly gradual and continuous genetic connection, except where differentiated populations meet secondarily in the northwestern part of the ring. Two refugial components are thought to have separated, differentiated and later reconnected. In the southeast, a genetic "melting pot" occurs in the secondary contact region, but in the northwest there is partial reproductive isolation, supporting the ring-species hypothesis (Written by Dave Wake).


Qiao, L., Wen, G., Lu, Y.Q.B., Hu, J., Song, Z., Fu, J. (2018). ''Evolutionary melting pots and reproductive isolation: A ring‐shaped diversification of an odorous frog (Odorrana margaratea) around the Sichuan Basin.'' Molecular Ecology,

Originally submitted by: Ann T. Chang (first posted 2018-11-14)
Edited by: Ann T. Chang (2018-11-14)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2018 Odorrana margaretae: Green Odorous Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 1, 2024.

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