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Vomerine teeth present. Posterior part of the tongue free and forked. Toes webbed. Omosternum and sternum ossified. Pupil of the eye horizontal. Inner metatarsal tubercle small. Snout moderately sharp. Male vocal sacs reduced. No temporal spot. Dorsal coloration brownish-grey or earth-grey, without pattern. Dorso-lateral folds absent. The skin on the back, sides of the body, and legs covered with numerous very distinct, longitudinally orientated, short wrinkles.

Some researchers consider Chinese populations to belong to the separate species, Rana emeljanovi. However, it is more reasonable to retain this species name until the clarification of the taxonomic relationships between these forms is clarified.


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