Pulchrana picturata (Boulenger, 1920)

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

Rana (Hylorana) picturata Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 179. Syntypes: BMNH (10 specimens); BMNH 1947.2.3.19 designated lectotype by Brown and Guttman, 2002, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 76: 427, who noted multiple species in the syntypic series. Type locality: "Bidi Caves, Sarawak", "Sarawak", "Kina Balu", and "Barabas, S.-E Borneo". Lectotype from "Mt. Kina Balu, Sabah", Malaysia (Borneo).

Rana picturataInger and Tan, 1996, Raffles Bull. Zool., 44: 564; Brown and Guttman, 2002, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 76: 426.

Pulchrana picturataFrost, 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: 191. 

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

English Names

Spotted Stream Frog (Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 159; Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 63; Grismer, 2012, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Seribuat Arch.: 74).

Distribution

Borneo (Brunei, Kalimantan, Sabah, and Sarawak), and peninsular Malaysia. (Terregganu). 

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Rana signata by Inger and Tan, 1996, Raffles Bull. Zool., 44: 564, where it had been placed by Van Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 226-227, and Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 233-234. See discussion and account by Brown and Guttman, 2002, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 76: 393-461 (who noted the possibility of this species being in Malaya). Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 166-168, provided an account. Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 159, provided a brief description. Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 63, provided a photograph and brief account, as Rana picturata. See brief account by Grismer, 2012, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Seribuat Arch.: 75-78, for the Seribuat Archipelago, West Malaysia. Conlon, Kolodziejek, Mechkarska, Coquet, Leprince, Jouenne, Vaudry, Nielsen, Nowotny, and King, 2014, Comp. Biochem. Physiol., Part D, 9: 49-57, suggested on molecular grounds that this species is closely related to Hylarana signata.  Sumarli, Grismer, Anuar, Muin, and Quah, 2015, Check List, 11(4, Art. 1679): 13 reported specimens from Lata Tembata and from the base of Mount Lawit, Terregganu, West Malaysia, and briefly reported on their morphology and habitat.

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