Papurana supragrisea (Menzies, 1987)

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

Rana supragrisea Menzies, 1987, Aust. J. Zool., 35: 398. Holotype: UP 3586, by original designation. Type locality: "tributary of Mai-u R[iver]. at foot of Mt. Suckling, c. 80 m," Central Province, Papua New Guinea.

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

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

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

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

English Names

Papua Gray Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 109).

Distribution

Known with confidence throughout the uplands areas of the Southeast Peninsula (Papua New Guinea) and d'Entrecasteaux Islands; possibly much more widely distributed (see comment).

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 Donnellan, Adams, and Aplin, 1989, Herpetologica, 45: 336-343, for taxonomic concerns. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 74, provided a brief account. Kraus and Allison, 2007, Herpetol. Monogr., 21: 33-75, provided an account and discussed the ambiguities of identification outside of the known core distribution in Papua New Guinea and the d'Entrecasteaux Islands. Shea and Kraus, 2007, Zootaxa, 1514: 37-60, commented on types.

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