Papurana grisea (Van Kampen, 1913)

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

Rana grisea Van Kampen, 1913, Nova Guinea, 9: 460. Holotype: ZMA 5704, according to Van Tuijl, 1995, Bull. Zool. Mus. Univ. Amsterdam, 14: 128. Type locality: "Went-Gebirge, +/- 1300 m" = Went Mountains, +/-1300 m., [Papua (New Guinea), Indonesia].

Rana (Hylorana) griseaBoulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 1: 238; Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 126, 185.

Rana grisea var. griseaSmith and Procter, 1921, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 7: 353.

Rana grisea var. ceramensis Smith and Procter, 1921, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 7: 353. Holotype: BMNH, by original designation. Type locality: "Manusela, Central Ceram, at 3000 feet", Indonesia.

Rana (Hylarana) griseaVan Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 207; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42; by implication.

Rana (Papurana) griseaDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326.

Sylvirana griseaFrost, 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 griseaChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 3, by implication.

Papurana griseaFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 34. See comment under Ranidae record.

Papurana grisea — Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 188 (provisinal arrangment). 

English Names

Went Mountains Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 107).

Montaen Swamp Frog (Menzies, 1976, Handb. Common New Guinea Frogs: 23).

Distribution

Known with confidence only from the type locality in the Went Mountains of Papua New Guinea; similar, and seemingly unnamed species are widespread in New Guinea, usually 1200-3000 m elevation, and on Seram I.

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 the Section Hylarana, subsection Hydrophylax, subgenus Papurana of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326. See accounts by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 185, and Menzies, 1987, Aust. J. Zool., 35: 373-418. See brief account by Menzies, 1976, Handb. Common New Guinea Frogs: 23-24. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 71-72, provided a brief account. Kraus and Allison, 2007, Herpetol. Monogr., 21: 33-75, provided an account and a refined diagnosis and suggested that "Rana grisea" in the literature is a composite of several undescribed species, with the holotype likely representing a species known only from the Went Mountains.

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