Amnirana lepus (Andersson, 1903)

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

Chiromantis lepus Andersson, 1903, Verh. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien, 53: 142. Holotype: NHRM. Type locality: "Kamerun".

Rana zenkeri Nieden, 1908, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 3: 497. Syntypes: ZMB (9 specimens), by original designation. Type localities: "Bipindi" and "Lolodorf bei Bipindi", Cameroon. Synonymy by Perret, 1959, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 82: 252, and Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 348.

Hylorana zenkeriDeckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 144.

Rana (Hylarana) zenkeriPerret and Mertens, 1957, Bull. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, Ser. A, 19: 566.

Rana (Hylorana) zenkeriGuibé and Lamotte, 1958, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 53: 250.

Hylarana lepus lepusPerret, 1959, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 82: 252; Perret, 1977, Rev. Suisse Zool., 84: 853-855.

Rana lepus —Perret In Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 499.

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

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

Amnirana lepusChanning, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 266, by implication; Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 33; Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 187. 

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

English Names

Andersson's Cameroon Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 108).

Distribution

Cameroon to Gabon and Dem. Rep. Congo.

Comment

In the Rana (Amnirana) albolabris group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324. See comment under Rana occidentalis. 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 lepus) on ecological distribution in Equatorial Guinea. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 366, provided information on comparative larval morphology.

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