Amnirana amnicola (Perret, 1977)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Amnirana > Species: Amnirana amnicola

Hylarana amnicola Perret, 1977, Rev. Suisse Zool., 84: 855. Holotype: MHNG 1551.43, by original designation. Type locality: "Ilanga, Eséka, Cameroun méridional".

Rana amnicola —Perret In Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 480.

Rana (Hylarana) amnicolaDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42, by implication.

Rana (Amnirana) amnicolaDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324.

Amnirana amnicolaChanning, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 266, by implication; Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 33. See comment under Ranidae record.

Hydrophylax amnicolaFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 368.

Hylarana amnicolaChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13, by implication.

Amnirana amnicola —  Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 187. 

English Names

Ilanga Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 106).

Distribution

Central and western Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and north-central Dem. Rep. Congo; presumably in intervening Rep. Congo and Central African Republic.

Comment

In the Rana (Amnirana) albolabris group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324. De la Riva, 1994, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 8: 135, provided a record for Equatorial Guinea. Frétey and Blanc, 2001, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 126: 385, reported this species from Gabon. Lasso, Rial, Castroviejo, and De la Riva, 2002, Graellsia, 58: 21-34, provided notes (as Amnirana amnicola) on ecological distribution in Equatorial Guinea. Penner and Rödel, 2007, in Butynski and McCullough (eds.), RAP Bull. Biol. Assessment, 46: 37-41, provided a record for north-central Dem. Rep. Congo.

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