Pulchrana laterimaculata (Barbour and Noble, 1916)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Pulchrana > Species: Pulchrana laterimaculata

Rana laterimaculata Barbour and Noble, 1916, Proc. New England Zool. Club, 6: 21. Holotype: MCZ 3811, by original designation; holotype reported lost by Leong, Matsui, Yong, and Hamid, 2003, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 22: 18, who designated MCZ 3885 as neotype. Type locality: "Sadong, Sarawak, Borneo", Malaysia. Neotype from original type locality.

Rana (Hylarana) laterimaculataVan Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 198; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42; by implication.

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

Pulchrana laterimaculataFrost, 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. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 33;  Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 190.

Hylarana laterimaculataChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13, by implication.

English Names

Side-spotted Swamp Frog (Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 158).

Distribution

Singapore; Sarawak (Borneo); Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand; Natuna Besar Island, Indonesia.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Rana baramica by Leong, Matsui, Yong, and Hamid, 2003, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 22: 17-27 (and who redescribed the species), where it had been placed by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 160-162. Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 158, provided a brief description. Shahriza and Ibrahim, 2014, Check List, 10: 253–259, provided a photograph and brief natural history observations for a population in Kedah, West Malaysia. Sumarli, Grismer, Anuar, Muin, and Quah, 2015, Check List, 11(4, Art. 1679): 13, reported specimens from Lata Belatan, Terregganu, West Malaysia, and briefly reported on their morphology and habitat.

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