Hylarana taipehensis (Van Denburgh, 1909)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Hylarana > Species: Hylarana taipehensis

English Names

Taipei Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 128; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 109; Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 88).

Taipeh Frog (Karsen, Lau, and Bogadek, 1986, Hong Kong Amph. Rept.: 27; Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 66; Schleich, Anders, and Kästle, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 80; Ahmed, Das, and Dutta, 2009, Amph. Rept. NE India: 43; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 79; Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 84).

Two-striped Grass Frog (Karsen, Lau, and Bogadek, 1986, Hong Kong Amph. Rept.: 27; Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 88).

Striped Slender Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 128).

Taipei Slender Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 180).

White-banded Frog (Rana bilineata [no longer recognized]: Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 90-93).

Taiwanese Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 140).

White-striped Frog (Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 236).

Taipeh Slender Frog (Vassilieva, Galoyan, Poyarkov, and Geissler, 2016, Photograph. Field Guide Amph. Rept. Lowland S. Vietnam: 107).

Distribution

Southern China (southern Fujian west to eastern Yunnan, with an isolated population in southeastern Hunan, and including northern Taiwan and Hainan I.) to Vietnam, Cambodia, and through Laos to northeastern Thailand and lowland Myanmar to India (Orissa, West Bengal, Assam, and Meghalaya) and Bangladesh (see comment); reported in Samdrup-jongkhar District, Bhutan.  

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Rana erythraea by Smith, 1923, J. Nat. Hist. Soc. Siam, 6: 205, where it had been placed by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20. Discussed by Pope, 1931, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 61: 539-540; Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 335-337; Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 199-201; Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 151-153; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 180-181. Karsen, Lau, and Bogadek, 1986, Hong Kong Amph. Rept.: 27, provided a brief account. See comments by Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 92: 22-23. Choudhury, Hussain, Buruah, Saikia, and Sengupta, 2002, Hamadryad, 26: 279, commented on the range in Assam, India. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 90-93, provided a brief account for the Indian population. Zhang and Wen, 2000, Amph. Guangxi: 90, provided an account for Guangxi. Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 90, stated that species to occur in Laos. Anders, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 299-300, provided an account for the Nepal population. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 107, provided a brief account as Rana erythraea, seemingly not addressing the taxonomic comment by Dutta, 1992. See brief account by Shrestha, 2001, Herpetol. Nepal: 83-84. Reported for southwestern Cambodia by Ohler, Swan, and Daltry, 2002, Raffles Bull. Zool., 50: 465-481. Stuart, 1999, in Duckworth et al. (eds.), Wildlife in Lao PDR: 48, reported the species in the Nakai Plateau and Annamite Mountains of Laos. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 140-141, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Teynié, David, Ohler, and Luanglath, 2004, Hamadryad, 29: 38, provided a record and comments for Laos. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 31, provided specific localities for Vietnam and (p. 149) a photograph. Stuart, Sok, and Neang, 2006, Raffles Bull. Zool., 54: 141-142, provided a record for eastern Cambodia. Stuart, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 478, provided a record for Khammouan Province, Laos. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 163, provided a range, systematic comments, and partial taxonomic bibliography. The status of Indian populations is controversial, with some confusion evident with Hylarana erythraea and Hylarana tytleri (DRF). Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 88-89, provided a brief account (as Rana taipehensis) for Taiwan. Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 236-238, provided an account. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 74, provided a brief account (as Rana taipehensis) for Yunnan, China. Ahmed, Das, and Dutta, 2009, Amph. Rept. NE India: 43, provided a brief account for northeastern India. Wogan, Vindum, Wilkinson, Koo, Slowinski, Win, Thin, Kyi, Oo, Lwin, and Shein, 2008, Hamadryad, 33: 87, provided lowland records throughout Myanmar. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 84, provided a brief characterization and photograph. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1191-1196, provided an account, figures, and map for China. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 302-303, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Shi, 2011, Amph. Rept. Fauna Hainan: 107-109, provided an account for Hainan as Rana taipehensis. Hasan, Islam, Khan, Alam, Kurabayashi, Igawa, Kuramoto, and Sumida, 2012, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 29: 162-172, discussed the possibility of cryptic species, recognized on the basis of molecular evidence, noting that the unnamed populations from Bangladesh are more closely related to Hylarana macrodactyla than to Hylarana taipehensisFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 342–343, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China. Wangyal, 2013, J. Threatened Taxa, 5: 4777, provided a record for Samdrup-jongkhar District, Bhutan. See account, photograph, and map for Vietnam in Vassilieva, Galoyan, Poyarkov, and Geissler, 2016, Photograph. Field Guide Amph. Rept. Lowland S. Vietnam: 107–108.   

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