Hylarana tytleri Theobald, 1868

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

Hylorana tytleri Theobald, 1868, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 37: 84. Holotype: ZSIC, by original designation; this being ZSIC 10035, according to Sclater, 1892, List Batr. Indian Mus.: 10. Type locality: "Dacca", Bangladesh.

Rana tytleriBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 65.

Lymnodytes tytleriMason, 1882, Burma, Ed. 3: 290.

Rana (Hylorana) tytleri —Boulenger In Mason, 1882, Burma, Ed. 3: 499.

Rana (Limnodytes) tytleriBourret, 1927, Fauna Indochine, Vert., 3: 264.

Rana (Rana) bilineata Pillai and Chanda, 1981, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 79: 159. Holotype: ZSIC A9096 (formerly ZSI-ERS 914) according to Chanda, Das, and Dubois, 2001 "2000", Hamadryad, 25: 108. Type locality: "Dianadubi forest, Garo Hills (alt. about 400 metres) . . ., about one kilometre from the Ranger's office", Assam, India. Primary homonym of Rana bilineata Shaw, 1802. Synonymy with Rana taipehensis by Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 341. Synonymy with Hylarana tytleri by Mahony, Hasan, Kabir, Ahmed, and Hossain, 2009, Hamadryad, 34: 82; by implication of specimen identifications by Ohler and Mallick, 2003 "2002", Hamadryad, 27: 63.

Rana (Hylarana) albolineata Dubois, 1987 "1985", Alytes, 4: 153. Replacement name for Rana bilineata Pillai and Chanda, 1981.

Rana (Hylarana) tytleriOhler and Mallick, 2003 "2002", Hamadryad, 27: 63.

Hylarana tytleriChen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 237, by implication; Frost, 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: 369; Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 3; by implication.

Hylarana albolineataFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 32. Undiscussed change.

English Names

Theobald's Ranid Frog (Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 85).

Yellow-striped Frog (Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 107 [as Rana erythraea]; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 80).

Leaf Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 66 [as Rana erythraea]).

Leaping Frog (Shrestha, 2001, Herpetol. Nepal: 83 [as Rana erythraea).


West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Orissa,and Uttar Pradesh, India; Districts of Dhaka, Narayanganj, Nilphamari, Barisal, and Dinajpur in Bangladesh; and Nepal; possibly into lower elevation Bhutan.


Removed from the synonymy of Rana erythraea by Ohler and Mallick, 2003 "2002", Hamadryad, 27: 62, where it had been placed by Stoliczka, 1870, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 39: 148; Sclater, 1892, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1892: 345; Sclater, 1892, List Batr. Indian Mus.: 10; and Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 152. Without discussion considered a synonym of Rana chalconota by Iskandar, 1998, Amph. Java Bali: 67. Ao, Bordoloi, and Ohler, 2003, Zoos' Print J., 18: 1117-1125, provided a specific locality for Nagaland, northeastern India. Sarkar, Biswas, and Ray, 1992, State Fauna Ser., 3: 81-82, provided a brief account (as Rana erythraea) for West Bengal, India, and Sarkar and Ray, 2006, In Alfred (ed.), Fauna of Arunachal Pradesh, Part 1: 296-297, provided a brief report (as Rana erythraea) for Arunachal Pradesh. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 85, provided a brief characterization and photograph. Mahony, Hasan, Kabir, Ahmed, and Hossain, 2009, Hamadryad, 34: 80-94, provided discussion of the synonymy of Rana blineata Pillai and Chanda, 1981, and who noted that the holotype of Rana tytleri is badly decomposed. See Shah and Tiwari, 2004, Herpetofauna Nepal: 72, for brief account (as Rana tytleri). See comments by Hasan, Islam, Khan, Alam, Kurabayashi, Igawa, Kuramoto, and Sumida, 2012, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 29: 162-172, regarding the possibility of cryptic species in Bangladesh. Sarker and Howlader, 2012, Herpetol. Rev., 43: 298, provided a record for Niphamari District, Bangladesh. Selim, Diti, and Sarkar, 2013, Herpetol. Rev., 44: 621, provided a record for Dinajpur District, Bangladesh. Rana and Musa, 2016, Herpetol. Rev., 47: 248, reported the species from Narayangani District, Dhaka Divisino, Bangladesh, and briefly characterized the known range in Bangladesh. 

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