Species of Thailand

Gold-flanked odorous frog

Odorrana aureola, Tanya Chan-Ard & Robert Frederick Inger, 2006

(In Thai: กบชะง่อนผาอีสาน)

The Phu Luang cliff frog (Huia aureola, ) is a newly discovered true frog species from northern Thailand. It is most notable for its ability to change color between green and brown. It was initially described in the genus Odorrana and may well be properly belong there.

The species was originally found in Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary, Loei Province, and has later been confirmed in the neighboring Phu Kradueng National Park as well. It is found in swift brooks in altitudes above 1000 m.

It can reach a size of 60-80 millimeters, with females being about 10mm larger than the males. However, only few female frogs were found.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Subphylum
Vertebrata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Ranidae
Genus
Odorrana
Species
Odorrana aureola

Common names

  • English:
    • Gold-flanked odorous frog
    • Taylor's rock frog
  • Thai: กบชะง่อนผาอีสาน

Synonyms

  • Odorrana aureola, Bryan L. Stuart, Chantip Chuaynkern, Tanya Chan-Ard & Robert Frederick Inger (2006)

Conservation status

Data Deficient (IUCN3.1)

Data Deficient (IUCN3.1)

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Odorrana aureola - Phu Kradueng NP
Odorrana aureola - Phu Kradueng NP
Odorrana aureola - Phu Kradueng NP

Range Map

Distribution map of Gold-flanked odorous frog, Odorrana aureola in Thailand
  • Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park
  • Phu Kradueng National Park
  • Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Odorrana aureola in Thailand