Amnirana Dubois, 1992

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Amnirana
12 species

Amnirana Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324. Type species: Rana amnicola Perret, 1977, by original designation. Proposed originally as a subgenus of Rana.

AmniranaChanning, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 266; Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 186. Treatment as a genus. 

English Names

White-lipped Frogs (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 255).

Distribution

Subsaharan Africa south to Namibia and Zimbabwe; Palawan Island and Sulu Archipelago (Philippines); Bali to Peninsular Thailand including Sumatra and Borneo (Malaysia, Indonesia), and Brunei); eastern India and the Nicobar Is.; Thailand.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Hylarana by Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 186, where it had been placed by Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 3. See comment under Hylarana for access to relevant revisionary literature. Amnirana was previous recognized as a genus by Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 266. Synonymies of African species of "Hylarana" (now Amnirana) provided by Perret, 1977, Rev. Suisse Zool., 84: 842-844. Rödel and Bangoura, 2004, Tropical Zool., 17: 201-232, provided a key to the species of West Africa (as Amnirana). 

Contained taxa (12 sp.):

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