Checklist of Endemic Amphibian Species
This list of amphibian species found exclusively in Laos is based on the taxonomy used in Frost (2004). For further details on possible inaccuracies in the list see Sources & Caveats.
Frost, D.R. (2004) Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. 3.0 (22 August 2004). American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA.
The current version of this electronic database is accessible here
Philautus petilus (Anura - Rhacophoridae) Slender Bubble-nest Frog
Paramesotriton laoensis (Caudata - Salamandridae) Laos Warty Newt
Ichthyophis laosensis (Gymnophiona - Ichthyophiidae) Upper Laos Caecilian
Additional endemic amphibian species that were recognized as distinct species too recently to be included in Frost (2004) are given below. This list is primarily based on information from the IUCN Red List (here) and the current version of the Amphibian Species of the World database (here) and includes species described through 2008. In addition to the 3 endemic amphibian species listed above, these additional 5 species total 7 species of amphibians known solely from Laos.
Limnonectes khammonensis (Anura - Dicroglossidae) Khammon Wart Frog 1929
Leptobrachium buchardi (Anura - Megophryidae) Buchard's Eastern Spadefoot Toad 2004
Amolops vitreus (Anura - Ranidae) Glass Odorous Frog 2006
Odorrana bolavensis (Anura - Ranidae) Bolaven Plateau Frog 2005
Philautus petilus (Anura - Rhacophoridae) Slender Bubble-nest Frog 2004