Rana hanluica Shen, Jiang, and Yang, 2007

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Rana > Species: Rana hanluica

Rana hanluica Shen, Jiang, and Yang, 2007, Acta Zool. Sinica, 53: 481. Holotype: HNNUL 03110509, by original designation. Type locality: "Yangmingshan Mountains of Hunan Province, China at the altitude of 860 m".

Rana maoershanensis Lu, Li, and Jiang, 2007, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 32: 793. Holotype: SYNU 06020120, by original designation. Type locality: "China, Guangxi Province, Xian County, Maoershan National Natural Reserve, collected on the Pond in wetland (25° 52′ N, 110° 24′ E), 1 980 m elevation". Synonymy by Yan, Jiang, Chen, Fang, Jin, Li, Wang, Murphy, Che, and Zhang, 2011, Asian Herpetol. Res., Ser. 2, 2: 67.

Rana (Rana) hanluica — Yuan, Zhou, Chen, Poyarkov, Chen, Jang-Liaw, Chou, Matzke, Iizuka, Min, Kuzmin, Zhang, Cannatella, Hillis, and Che, 2016, Syst. Biol., 65: 835.

English Names

Hanlui Brown Frog (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 307). 

Distribution

Yangmingshan region of Hunan Province and Maoershan region of northeastern Guangxi, China.

Comment

In the Rana chaochiaoensis group according to the original publication, most closely related to Rana omeimontis, Rana chaochiaoensis, and Rana zhenhaiensis. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 981-985, provided an account for China and included it in their Rana longicrus group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 272, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Similar to Rana chaochiaoensis and in the Rana chensinensis group according to the original publication. Yang, Lu, and Li, 2010, Asian Herpetol. Res., Ser. 2, 1: 97-102, reported on molecular evidence that supports the recognition of Rana maoershanensis. Yan, Jiang, Chen, Fang, Jin, Li, Wang, Murphy, Che, and Zhang, 2011, Asian Herpetol. Res., Ser. 2, 2: 67, disputed the evidence with additional sequence data and placed it in the synonymy of Rana hanluica as First Revisors.  Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 307, 318, provided account (as Rana hanluica: 307; Rana maoershanensis: 318), photographs, and a range map for China. 

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