Papurana novaeguineae (Van Kampen, 1909)

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

Rana novae-guinea Van Kampen, 1909, Nova Guinea, 9: 37. Syntypes: ZMA 5670, 5761-73 (Sabang), 5771 (Bivak I., Loretz River), 5775-76 (Lorentz River), others in EHT (presumably lost or in UIMNH, FMNH, CM, or CAS) and ZSM; ZMA 5761 designated lecotype by Daan and Hillenius, 1966, Beaufortia, 13: 124. Type locality: "Noord-Fluss being Sabang", "Noord-Fluss bei Bivak-Insel", and "Noord-Fluss"; restricted to Sabang, Lorentz River, western New Guinea (Indonesia), by lectotype designation.

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

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

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

Papurana novaeguinea — Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 187. 

English Names

New Guinea Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 108).

Distribution

Lowlands of southern New Guinea between Yamur (Jamoer) Lake and the Purari River.

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. Resurrected from the synonymy of Rana daemeli by Menzies, 1987, Aust. J. Zool., 35: 373-418, where it had been placed by Boulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 1: 242; Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 190; Van Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 205-206. See Donnellan, Adams, and Aplin, 1989, Herpetologica, 45: 336-343, for taxonomic concerns. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 72-73, provided a brief account.

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