Amnirana occidentalis (Perret, 1960)

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

Hylarana lepus occidentalis Perret, 1960, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 83: 98. Syntypes: MNHNP; MNHNP 1970.901 designated lectotype by Perret, 1983, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 106: 109-113. Type locality: "Guineé"; corrected to "Mont Nimba, Côte d'Ivoire, forêt Bié et Gouéla" by Perret, 1977, Rev. Suisse Zool., 84: 844.

Hylarana occidentalisPerret, 1977, Rev. Suisse Zool., 84: 844.

Rana occidentalis —Perret In Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 507.

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

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

Amnirana occidentalisChanning, 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 (provisional arrangement). 

Hydrophylax occidentalisFrost, 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 occidentalisChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1–13, by implication.

English Names

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

Distribution

Primary lowland forests of southern Guinea, northern Liberia, southwestern and southeastern Ivory Coast, and southwestern Ghana.

Comment

In the Rana (Amnirana) albolabris group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324. See Perret, 1977, Rev. Suisse Zool., 84: 844. Discussed, redefined, and compared with Rana lepus (as Hylarana lepus) by Perret, 1983, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 106: 109-113. Rödel and Branch, 2002, Salamandra, 38: 251, reported the species in Ivory Coast, and provided some brief comments. See brief comments by Rödel, Bangoura, and Böhme, 2004, Herpetozoa, Wien, 17: 107, regarding range and natural history. Rödel, Gil, Agyei, Leaché, Diaz, Fujita, and Ernst, 2005, Salamandra, 41: 114, provided a record for southwestern Ghana. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Amnirana occidentalis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 475, who noted that records from Nigeria require confirmation. Kouamé, Konan, Adepo-Gourène, Gourène, and Rödel, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 657–665, provided a record for southeastern Ivory Coast. 

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