Papurana arfaki (Meyer, 1875)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Papurana > Species: Papurana arfaki

Rana arfaki Meyer, 1875 "1874", Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1874: 138. Syntypes: MTD 45-46 (destroyed in World War II), according to Obst, 1977, Zool. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd. Dresden, 34: 174. Type locality: "Neu-Ginea (Arfakgebirge)" (=Arfak Moutains), Papua (New Guinea), Indonesia.

Limnodytes arfakiPeters and Doria, 1878, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, 13: 418.

Rana macroscelis Boulenger, 1888, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 1: 345. Syntypes: BMNH 19472.2.824-26 according to Menzies, 1987, Aust. J. Zool., 35: 389. Type locality: "Camp of Sogere", New Guinea. Synonymy by Boulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 1: 241.

Rana waigeënsis Van Kampen, 1913, Bijdr. Dierkd., 19: 90. Holotype: ZMA 5782, according to Van Tuijl, 1995, Bull. Zool. Mus. Univ. Amsterdam, 14: 129. Type locality: "Waigeu: am Flüsschen Rabiai". Not of Duméril and Bibron, 1841. Synonymy by Boulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 1: 241.

Rana fallax Van Kampen, 1913, Nova Guinea, 9: 459. Holotype: ZMA uncatalogued, now lost, according to Van Tuijl, 1995, Bull. Zool. Mus. Univ. Amsterdam, 14: 128. Type locality: "Waigëu (Umbegung der Majalibit-Bai)" = Majalibit Bay, Waigeu, West New Guinea. Synonymy with Rana papua by Boulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 1: 242; Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 188; Van Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 201. Synonymy with Rana arfaki by Menzies, 1987, Aust. J. Zool., 35: 373-389.

Rana (Hylorana) arfakiBoulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 1: 238. Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 125, 173.

Rana (Hylarana) arfakiVan Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 199.

Hylorana arfakiDeckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 144.

Hylorana macroscelisDeckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 144.

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

Rana (Tylerana) arfakiDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 329.

Sylvirana arfakiFrost, 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.

Hylarana arfakiChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 3, by implication.

Tylerana arfakiFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 33. See comment under Ranidae record.

Papurana arfakiOliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 187. 

English Names

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

Large River-Frog (Menzies, 1976, Handb. Common New Guinea Frogs: 23).

Distribution

New Guinea; Aru Is.

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 Hylarana, subgenus Tylerana of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 329. See accounts by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 173, and Menzies, 1987, Aust. J. Zool., 35: 373-418. Günther, 2003, Mitt. Mus. Naturkd. Berlin, Zool., 79: 207, regarded this taxon to be within Papurana. See brief account by Menzies, 1976, Handb. Common New Guinea Frogs: 23.

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