Rana latastei Boulenger, 1879

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

Rana latastei Boulenger, 1879, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 4: 180. Syntypes: "plus de vingt" (= more than 20) specimens in IRSNB and MNHNP; Lang, 1990, Doc. Trav., Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg., 59: 12, noted MNHNP 5750, IRSNB 1005, and FMNH 215471-72 as syntypes; MNHNP 5750 considered lectotype by reason of being considered holotype by Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 37. Type locality: "adressés de Milan", Italy.

Rana (Crotaphitis) latasteiSchulze, 1891, Jahresber. Abhandl. Naturwiss. Ver. Magdeburg, 1890: 177.

Rana (Rana) latasteiGuibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 37. Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 41; Yuan, Zhou, Chen, Poyarkov, Chen, Jang-Liaw, Chou, Matzke, Iizuka, Min, Kuzmin, Zhang, Cannatella, Hillis, and Che, 2016, Syst. Biol., 65: 835.

Rana (Laurasiarana) latasteiHillis and Wilcox, 2005, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 34: 311, by implication; see Dubois, 2006, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 317-330, and Hillis, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 331-338, for discussion.

English Names

Italian Agile Frog (Arnold and Burton, 1978, Field Guide Rept. Amph. Brit. Eur.: 81; Stumpel-Rienks, 1992, Ergänzungsband Handbuch Rept. Amph. Eur., Trivialnamen der Herpetofauna Eur.: 57; Grossenbacher, 1997, in Gasc et al. (eds.), Atlas Amph. Rept. Eur.: 146; Arnold, 2002, Rept. Amph. Eur., Ed. 2: 84).

Italian Frog (Hellmich, 1962, Rept. Amph. Eur.: 66; Stumpel-Rienks, 1992, Ergänzungsband Handbuch Rept. Amph. Eur., Trivialnamen der Herpetofauna Eur.: 57).

Lataste's Frog (Stumpel-Rienks, 1992, Ergänzungsband Handbuch Rept. Amph. Eur., Trivialnamen der Herpetofauna Eur.: 57).

Distribution

Plains of northern Italy and adjacent extreme southern Switzerland; Istrian region of western Slovenia and adjacent western Croatia, below 500 m elevation.

Comment

In the Section Rana, subgenus Rana, Rana temporaria group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 333. Reviewed by Bruno, 1977, Natura, Milano, 68: 145-156. Mensi, Lattes, Macario, Salvidio, Giacoma, and Balletto, 1992, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 105: 293-311, reported on phylogenetic relationships. Grossenbacher, 1997, in Gasc et al. (eds.), Atlas Amph. Rept. Eur.: 146-147, discussed range and relevant literature. Lanza, 1983, Guide Reconoscimento Spec. Animali, Anf. Rett.: 130-132, reported on the Italian populations. Nöllert and Nöllert, 1992, Die Amph. Eur.: 330-332, provided an account and polygon map. Arnold, 2002, Rept. Amph. Eur., Ed. 2: 84-85, provided a brief account, figure, and map as did Günther IN Engelmann, Fritzsche, Günther, and Obst, 1993, Lurche Kriechtiere Eur.: 166-167. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 506. Bernini, Lapini, and Mazzotti, 2007, in Lanza et al. (eds.), Fauna d'Italia, 42 (Amph.): 412-416, provided a detailed account for the Italian population.

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