Sanguirana acai Brown, Prue, Chan, Gaulke, Sanguila, and Siler, 2017

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Sanguirana > Species: Sanguirana acai

Sanguirana acai Brown, Prue, Chan, Gaulke, Sanguila, and Siler, 2017, Herpetol. Monogr., 31: 218. Holotype: PNM 9800, by original designation. Type locality: "Philippines, Negros Island, Negros Oriental Province, Municipality of Valencia, Barangay Bongbong, below ‘‘Camp Lookout,’’ in a forested stream (‘‘Maite Creek’’) at 500 m elevation above sea level on Mt. Talinis, Cuernos de Negros Mountain Range (9.2667°N, 123.2062°E; Datum . WGS84)."

Distribution

Islands of Negros, Masbate, and Panay islands in the central Philippines; in the original publication it was noted that other small islands of the West Visayan Pleistocene Aggregate Island Complex may also harbor populations of this species if appropriate habitat can be located (e.g., Bantayan, Guimaras, Poro, San Francisco), but the authors were reasonably certain that the new species does not occur on Siquijor or Cebu. 

Comment

Previously confused with Sanguirana everetti according to the original publication.  Gaulke, 2011, Herpetofauna Panay Island: 107-109, provided a brief account, as Hylarana everetti, for Panay Island, Philippines. 

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