Amnirana lemairei (De Witte, 1921)

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

Rana lemairei De Witte, 1921, Rev. Zool. Afr., 9: 1. Holotype: MRAC 172, according to De Witte, 1930, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 19: 266. Type locality: "Lofoï, Katanga [Province]", Dem. Rep. Congo. 

Rana (Hylorana) lemairiiDe Witte, 1930, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 19: 266.

Rana albolabris lemaireiSchmidt and Inger, 1959, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 56: 41;Broadley, 1971, Puku, 6: 114.

Hylarana albolabris lemaireiLaurent, 1964, Publ. Cult. Companhia Diamantes Angola, 67: 133.

Hylarana lemaireiPerret, 1977, Rev. Suisse Zool., 84: 844; Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 140.

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

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

Amnirana lemairiiChanning, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 269-270. Incorrect subsequent spelling of species name; Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 33. See comment under Ranidae record.

Hydrophylax lemaireiFrost, 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 lemaireiChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13, by implication.

Amnirana lemairei —  Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 187 (provisional placement). 

English Names

Lofoi Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 108).

Lemaire's White-lipped Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 269).

Distribution

Southern Dem. Rep. Congo, western Zambia, and northeastern Angola.

Comment

In the Rana (Amnirana) albolabris group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324. Discussed (as Rana albolabris lemairii) by Schmidt and Inger, 1959, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 56: 41-48, (as Hylarana lemairei) by Perret, 1977, Rev. Suisse Zool., 84: 844, Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 140, and (as Amnirana albolabris) by Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 269-270. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 365, provided information on comparative larval morphology.

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