Babina okinavana (Boettger, 1895)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Babina > Species: Babina okinavana

Rana okinavana Boettger, 1895, Zool. Anz., 18: 266. also described by Boettger, 1895, Ber. Offenbach. Ver. Naturkd., 1895: 103. Syntypes: (total of 3 specimens) SMF (2 specimens), Bremen Mus.; SMF 5830 (formerly SMF 1047.3a) designated lectotype by Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 45. Type locality: "Liukiu [Ryukyu]-Inseln, angebich von Okinawa, der mittleren Gruppe", Japan; given by Boettger, 1895, Ber. Offenbach. Ver. Naturkd., 1895: 104, as "Liukiu-Inseln, angeblich von Okinawa, der mittleren Gruppe", Japan. Matsui, 2007, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 24: 203, regarded the type locality as erroneous, most likely actually somewhere in the Yaemama Islands,

Rana (Rana) okinavanaBoulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 9. Nakamura and Ueno, 1963, Japan. Rept. Amph. Color: 40 (based on misidentified material).

Rana psaltes Kuramoto, 1985, Herpetologica, 41: 150. Holotype: FUE 80320, by original designation. Type locality: "near the Kampira Falls (Urauchi River, 24°21′ N, 123°49′ E), Iriomote Island", Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Synonymy by Matsui, 2007, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 24: 199-204.

Rana (Hylarana) psaltisMaeda and Matsui, 1990, Frogs Toads Japan, Ed. 2: 127, incorrect subsequent spelling of the species name.

Rana (Nidirana) psaltesDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324.

Hylarana (Nidirana) psaltesFei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 119.

Nidirana psaltesChen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 237. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 35. (Undiscussed recognition.) See comment under Ranidae record.

Babina psaltesFrost, 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.

Babina okinavanaFrost, 2007, Amph. Spec. World, vers. 5.1: . By implication of the nomenclatural change suggested by Matsui, 2007, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 24: 199-204.

Babina okinavanaFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 35. See comment under Ranidae record.

English Names

Kampira Falls Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 109 [as Rana psaltes]).

Yaeyama Harpist Frog (Maeda and Matsui, 1990, Frogs Toads Japan, Ed. 2: 127; Goris and Maeda, 2004, Guide Amph. Rept. Japan: 90 [as Rana psaltes]).

Harpist Brown Frog (Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 80 [as Rana psaltes]).

Distribution

Iriomote and Ishigaki Is.,Yaeyama group of Ryukyu Is., Japan; Lianhua Pond, Taiwan.

Comment

In the Rana (Nidirana) adenopleura group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324. Maeda and Matsui, 1990, Frogs Toads Japan, Ed. 2: 124-127, provided an account. Goris and Maeda, 2004, Guide Amph. Rept. Japan: 90-92, provided an account, map, and photograph. Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 80-81, provided a brief account and photograph for the very small Taiwan population (as Rana psaltes). Matsui, 2007, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 24: 199-204, showed that Rana okinavana, long associated with an unnamed species of brown frog in the northern Ryukyus is actually a senior synonym of this species. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Rana psaltes) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 510. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 302-303, provided a brief account (as Hylarana psaltes) including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 349, provided an account (as Nidirana psaltes), photographs, and a range map for China.

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