Pelophylax demarchii (Scortecci, 1929)

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

Rana demarchii Scortecci, 1929, Atti Soc. Ital. Sci. Nat. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Milano, 68: 177. Syntypes: MSNM 521 (2 specimens), missing, although 1 specimen exchanged to BMNH, this being BMNH 1930.2.1.2 according to Largen, 1997, Tropical Zool., 10: 73. Type locality: "Eritrea".

Rana (Euphlyctis) demarchiiDubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 240.

Euphlyctis demarchiiPoynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 124, by implication.

Limnonectes (Hoplobatrachus) demarchiiDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 61.

Hoplobatrachus demarchiiDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 315.

Rana (Pelophylax) demarchiiKosuch, Vences, Dubois, Ohler, and Böhme, 2001, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 21: 405.

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

Pelophylax demarchiiFrost, 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

None noted.


Known only from the unspecified type locality in Eritrea.


See discussion of taxonomic history by Largen, 1997, Tropical Zool., 10: 73-74, who provisionally retained this taxon in Rana, possibly near to Pelophylax ridibundus. Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 315 (following Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 61), placed this in the Hoplobatrachus occipitalis group, but Kosuch, Vences, Dubois, Ohler, and Böhme, 2001, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 21: 405, returned it to Rana (sensu lato). See account, photograph, and map for Eritrea (as "Rana" demarchii) by Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 163.

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