Liurana xizangensis (Hu, 1977)

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

Cornufer xizangensis Hu in Sichuan Institute of Biology Herpetology Department, 1977, Acta Zool. Sinica, 23: 58, 63. Holotype: CIB 73I0492, by original designation. Type locality: "Bomi, Yi'ong, Xizang [=Tibet], alt. 2300 m", China.

Ingerana (Liurana) xizangensisDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 65.

Platymantis xizangensisFei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 161; Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 293.

Micrixalus xizangensisZhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 136; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 53, predicted this as a likely combination.

Liurana xizangensisFei, Ye, and Huang, 1997, Cultum Herpetol. Sinica, 6–7: 77.

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

Liurana xizangensis — Yan, Jiang, Jin, Suwannapoom, Li, Vindum, Brown, and Che, 2016, Zool. Res., Kunming, 37: 7. 

English Names

Xizang Eastern Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 99; Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 52).

Xizang Papillae-tongued Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 226).

Distribution

Known only from the region of the type locality, Bomi, Yi'ong, Xizang (=Tibet), China, 3120 to 4100 m elevation.

Comment

See comments under Platymantis liui and Ingerana medogensis. See accounts by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 294; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 226. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1486-1489, 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.: 393, provided a brief account (as Liurana xizangensis) including photographs. Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 52-53, provided an account. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 485, provided an account (as Liurana xizangensis), photographs, and a range map. Borah, Bordoloi, Purkayastha, Das, Dubois, and Ohler, 2013, Herpetozoa, Wien, 26: 45, discussed the generic assignment of the species. 

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