Limnonectes liui (Yang, 1983)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Limnonectes > Species: Limnonectes liui

Platymantis liui Yang, 1983, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 2 (2): 53, 56. Holotype: KIZ 195, by original designation. Type locality: "Menglun, Mengla County, Yunnan, alt. 550 m", China.

Micrixalus liui —Zhao In Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 468; Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 170; Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 136.

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

Platymantis liuiYe, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 293.

Liurana liuiFei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 222-224.

Taylorana liuiFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 391. See comment under Dicroglossidae.

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

English Names

Menglun Eastern Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 99).

Liu's Papillae-tongued Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 216).

Liu's Taylor Frog (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 391).

Distribution

Southwestern Yunnan (Mengla, Jinghong, and Cangyuan counties), China, to the Laos border, 550-760 m elevation; expected in adjacent Laos and Myanmar.

Comment

Closely related to Cornufer tenaserrimensis (= Ingerana tenasserimensis of this list), according to the original publication. See Liu and Hu, 1960 "1959", Acta Zool. Sinica, 11: 521-522. Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 170-172; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 222-223, provided a brief account, figure, and map. See also brief account (as Micrixalus liui) by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 101-102. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 90-91, provided a brief account for Yunnan, China. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 481. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1474-1478, provided an account for China (as Liurana liui), figures, and map, and placed this species in their monotypic Liurana liui group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 391, provided a brief account (as Taylorana liui). Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 489, provided an account (as Taylorana liui), 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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