Pulchrana similis (Günther, 1873)

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

English Names

Laguna del Bay Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 109).

Distribution

Luzon, Polillo, Catañduanes, Marinduque, and possibly other islands connected to Luzon in the Pleistocene, Philippines, in lower montane and lowland forests.

Comment

In the Section Hylarana, subsection Hydrophylax, subgenus Pulchrana of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326. Removed from the synonym of Rana signata by Taylor, 1920, Philipp. J. Sci., 16: 220, and subsequently by Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326, where it had been placed by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 177; and (as Rana signata similis) by Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 312-322. See discussion and account by Brown and Guttman, 2002, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 76: 393-461. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Rana similis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 633.

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