Pelophylax cerigensis (Beerli, Hotz, Tunner, Heppich, and Uzzell, 1994)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Pelophylax > Species: Pelophylax cerigensis

Rana cerigensis Beerli, Hotz, Tunner, Heppich, and Uzzell, 1994, Not. Nat., Philadelphia, 470: 4. Holotype: MHNG 2543.92, by original designation. Type locality: Olympus, Greece—"Olympos. . ., northern Karpathos, Greece (35°44′N/27°10′E), 300 m".

Rana (Pelophylax) cerigensisDubois and Ohler, 1996 "1994", Zool. Polon., 39: 180.

Hylarana cerigensisChen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 237, by implication.

Pelophylax cerigensisFrost, 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: 369. Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13; by implication.

English Names

Karpathos Water Frog (Arnold, 2002, Rept. Amph. Eur., Ed. 2: 96).


Karpathos Island and Rhodos Island, Greece.


In the "western Palearctic water frog group" according to the original publication. Lymberakis, Poulakakis, Manthalou, Tsigenopoulos, Magoulas, and Mylonas, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 44: 115-125, questioned on the basis of molecular evidence the distinctiveness of Pelophylax cerigensis from Pelophylax bedriagae. See brief account by Valakos, Pafilis, Sotiropoulos, Lymberakis, Maragou, and Foufopoulos, 2008, Amph. Rept. Greece: 102-103. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Rana cerigensis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 501. Toli, Siarabi, Bounas, Pafilis, Lymberakis, and Sotiropoulos, 2018, Acta Herpetol., Firenze, 13: 117–123, discussed the molecular phylogenetics of the species. 

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