Rana pseudodalmatina Eiselt and Schmidtler, 1971

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

Rana macrocnemis pseudodalmatina Eiselt and Schmidtler, 1971, Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 75: 384. Holotype: NHMW 19790. 4, by original designation. Type locality: "Weyser (SW Chalus = Tschalus), 1150 m ü. d. M., Prov. Mazanderan", Iran.

Rana pseudodalmatinaVeith, Kosuch, and Vences, 2003, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 26: 325.

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

English Names

Hircanian Wood Frog (Safaei-Mahroo, Ghaffari, Fahimi, Broomand, Yazdanian, Najafi-Majd, Hosseinian Yousefkani, Rezazadeh, Hosseinzadeh, Nasrabadi, Rajabizadeh, Mashayekhi, Motesharei, Naderi, and Kazemi, 2015, Asian Herpetol. Res., 6: 266). 

Distribution

Southern margin of the Caspan Sea in the Hyrcanian forests of Iran (Mazandaran, Gilan, Golestan and Ardabil provinces). 

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Comment

Veith, Kosuch, and Vences, 2003, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 26: 310-327, and Veith, Schmidtler, Kosuch, Baran, and Seitz, 2003, Mol. Ecol., 12: 185-199, provided evidence that Rana pseudodalmatina is distinct from Rana macrocnemis. Anderson, 1978, Herpetol. Rev., 9: 22, provided a record for Mazanderan Province in northern Iran and noted the more westerly records in Iran. Kami and Vakilpoure, 1996, Herpetol. Rev., 27: 150, provided a record for Ardabil Province, Iran, and commented on the range. Safaei-Mahroo, Ghaffari, Fahimi, Broomand, Yazdanian, Najafi-Majd, Hosseinian Yousefkani, Rezazadeh, Hosseinzadeh, Nasrabadi, Rajabizadeh, Mashayekhi, Motesharei, Naderi, and Kazemi, 2015, Asian Herpetol. Res., 6: 257–290, reported on distribution and conservation status in Iran. 

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