Liurana alpina Huang and Ye, 1997

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ceratobatrachidae > Subfamily: Liuraninae > Genus: Liurana > Species: Liurana alpina

Liurana alpinus Huang and Ye, 1997, Cultum Herpetol. Sinica, 6–7: 112, 115. Holotype: Chongqing Mus. Nat. Hist. 770611, by original designation. Type locality: "Dayandong, Medog Xian, altitude 3100 m", Xizang, China.

Ingerana alpinaFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 366.

Liurana alpinaFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 391; Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 30. See comment under Dicroglossidae.

Limnonectes (Taylorana) alpinus — Borah, Bordoloi, Purkayastha, Das, Dubois, and Ohler, 2013, Herpetozoa, Wien, 26: 45. 

English Names

Alpine Papilla-tongued Frog (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 391).

Alpine Eastern Frog (Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 50).

Distribution

Known only from the vicinity of the type locality (Medog County, Xizang, China) 2700 to 3200 m elevation.

Comment

Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1478-1481, provided an account for China (as Liurana alpina), figures, and map, and placed this species in their Liurana xizangensis group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 391, provided a brief account (as Liurana alpina). Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 50-51, provided an account as Ingerana alpinaFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 486, provided an account (as Liurana alpina), photographs, and a range map for China. Borah, Bordoloi, Purkayastha, Das, Dubois, and Ohler, 2013, Herpetozoa, Wien, 26: 45, discussed the generic assignment of the species. 

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