Nanorana parkeri (Stejneger, 1927)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Nanorana > Species: Nanorana parkeri

Altirana parkeri Stejneger, 1927, J. Washington Acad. Sci., 17: 318. Holotype: USNM 72328, by original designation. Type locality: "Tingri, [north of Mount Everest,] Tibet, at 15,000 feet altitude", Xizang, China.

Rana (Altirana) parkeriDubois, 1974, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, Zool., 213: 377.

Nanorana (Altirana) parkeriDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 322; Ohler and Dubois, 2006, Zoosystema, 28: 781.

Nanorana parkeriLü and Yang, 1995, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 6: 69-72; Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 25.

Nanorana (Nanorana) parkeriChe, Zhou, Hu, Papenfuss, Wake, and Zhang, 2010, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., doi:10.1073/pnas.1008415107/-/DCSupplemental: 2.

English Names

High Himalaya Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 97; Schleich, Anders, and Kästle, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 79; Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 46).

Xizang Plateau Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 226).

Parker's Slow Frog (Shrestha, 2001, Herpetol. Nepal: 87; Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 46).

Mountain Slow Frog (Shrestha, 2001, Herpetol. Nepal: 87; Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 46).

Distribution

Southern third of Xizang to southern-most Qinghai (China) and high elevations of north-central Nepal; expected in Himalayan Bhutan, northeastern Kashmir, and India (Sikkim).

Comment

See accounts (as Altirana parkeri) by Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 329-330; Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 217-220; and Dubois, 1974, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, Zool., 213: 377. See accounts by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 299; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 226-227. See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 103-104. Anders, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 257-259, provided an account for the Nepal population. See brief account (as Rana parkeri) by Shrestha, 2001, Herpetol. Nepal: 87. Li, Lu, Li, Zhao, Hou, and Zhang, 2005, Sichuan J. Zool., 24: 248, provided additional localities in Xizang. Chen, Liu, Jiang, Xie, and Zheng, 2005, Herpetol. Sinica, 10: 47-51, discussed the distinctiveness of this species and provided a map (mislabeled in map as Nanorana pleskei). Pisanets and Pisanets, 2007, Rep. Zool. Mus., Kiev, 39: 57-62, reported on karyotypic variation. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1457-1463, provided an account for China, figures, and map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 388, provided a brief account including photographs. Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 46-47, provided an account for Xizang, China. See Shah and Tiwari, 2004, Herpetofauna Nepal: 60, for brief account. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 481, provided an account (as Feirana taihangnica), photographs, and a range map. Sun, Xiong, Xiang, Liu, Zhou, Tu, Zhong, Wang, Wu, Zhang, Zhu, Yang, Chen, Li, Zhou, Feng, Huang, Zhang, Irwin, Hillis, Murphy, Yang, Che, Wang, and Zhang, 2015, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA: E1257–E1262, reported on the whole-genome sequence. 

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