Nanorana polunini (Smith, 1951)

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

English Names

Langtang Paa Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 102; Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 45).

Polunin's Spiny Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 216).

Smith Frog (Shrestha, 2001, Herpetol. Nepal: 87; Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 45).

Langtang Frog (Shrestha, 2001, Herpetol. Nepal: 87).

Polunin's Paa Frog (Schleich, Anders, and Kästle, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 79).

Distribution

Montane Nepal and into the border area of central Xizang, China, 2610-3990 m elevation.

Comment

Related to Rana blanfordi according to the original publication. See accounts by Dubois, 1974, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, Zool., 213: 368-370, and Dubois, 1976, Cah. Nepal., Doc., 6: 116-145. See brief account, map, and figure in Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 216-218. See account by Fei and Ye, 2001, Acta Zool. Sinica, 47: 476-478. Anders, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 279-283, provided an account for the Nepal population. See brief account (as Rana polunini) by Shrestha, 2001, Herpetol. Nepal: 87-88. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1397-1400, provided an account (as Paa polunini) for China, figures, and map, and included this species in their Paa blanfordii group. Not addressed, and therefore not assigned to subgenus, by Che, Zhou, Hu, Papenfuss, Wake, and Zhang, 2010, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 107: 13765-13770, and Che, Zhou, Hu, Papenfuss, Wake, and Zhang, 2010, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., doi:10.1073/pnas.1008415107/-/DCSupplemental: 2. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 372, provided a brief account (as Paa polunini). Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 45, provided an account (as Paa polunini) for Xizang, China. See Shah and Tiwari, 2004, Herpetofauna Nepal: 66, for brief account (as Paa polunini). Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 458, provided an account, illustrations, and a range map for China. Subba, Aravind, and Ravikanth, 2016, Check List, 13(1: 2033): 12, considered the presence of this species in Sikkim, India, to be doubtful. 

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