Indosylvirana aurantiaca (Boulenger, 1904)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Indosylvirana > Species: Indosylvirana aurantiaca

Rana aurantiaca Boulenger, 1904, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 15: 430. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.2.92 (formerly 1903.9.26.1) according to Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 155. Type locality: "near Trivandrum, Travancore [Kerala]", southern India.

Rana (Hylorana) aurantiacaBoulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 127-130.

Rana (Hylorana) bhagmandlensis Rao, 1922, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 28: 441. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.2.12; BMNH 1947.2.2.12 unnecessarily designated lectotype by Dutta, 1990, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 87: 310. Type locality: "Water course in the forests of Bhagamandla, Coorg, 4000 feet", Mysore, India. Synonymy by Dutta, 1990, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 87: 310. Synonymy not accepted; without discussion, by Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326.

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

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

Rana (Sylvirana) aurantiacaDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326.

Rana (Sylvirana) bhagmandlensisDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326.

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

Sylvirana aurantiacaFrost, 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: 370; Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 34. See comment under Ranidae record.

Sylvirana bhagmandlensisFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 34. Undiscussed combination. See comment under Ranidae record.

Indosylvirana aurantiacaOliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 190. 

English Names

Golden Frog (Daniel and Sekar, 1989, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 86: 198; Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 228; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 74; Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 65; de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 88).

Trivandrum Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 106).

Small Wood Frog (Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 231).

Distribution

Southern Western Ghats, south of the Palghat Gap in Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts in the state of Kerala, India. 

Comment

Prior to the revision of 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, placed in Section Hylarana, subsection Hydrophylax, subgenus Sylvirana of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326. See accounts by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 157, Daniel and Sekar, 1989, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 86: 198, and Dutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 119-123. Biju, 2001, Occas. Publ. Indian Soc. Conserv. Biol., 1: 17, suggested that careful comparison of the Sri Lankan and South Indian populations are warranted. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 86-89, provided a brief account. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 155, provided range, systematic comments, and partial taxonomic bibliography. Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 228-231, provided an account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Rana aurantiaca) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 501. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 88, provided a brief account and color photograph. Bopage, Wewelwala, Krvavac, Jovanovic, Safarek, and Pushpamal, 2011, Salamandra, 47: 173-177, reported the species in lowland forest in the Kanneliya Forest of southwestern Sri Lanka. In the Hylarana aurantiaca group of Biju, Garg, Mahony, Wijayathilaka, Senevirathne, and Meegaskumbura, 2014, Contr. Zool., Amsterdam, 83: 269–335, who provided an account on pp. 289–294. Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 122–123, provided a brief account, photograph, and dot map for Kerala, India. 

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