Sylvirana nigrovittata (Blyth, 1856)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Sylvirana > Species: Sylvirana nigrovittata

Lymnodytes nigrovittatus Blyth, 1856 "1855", J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 24: 718. Syntypes: ZSIC 2685, 2773-74 (according to Sclater, 1892, List Batr. Indian Mus.: 9). Annandale, 1917, Mem. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 6: 144, reported only ZSIC 2685, 2773 as ZSIC specimens (the third to the BMNH on exchange). Anderson, 1871, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1871: 206, noted one specimen in the ZSIC as "Blyth's type") and BMNH. BMNH 1947.2.2.93 (formerly 1893.2.14.4) (presumed former ZSIC 2774) designated lectotype by Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 341. Type locality: "Mergui and the valley of the Tenasserim River", Myanmar; Sclater, 1892, List Batr. Indian Mus.: 9, gives type locality as "Mergui", Myanmar. Annandale, 1917, Mem. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 6: 144, lists type locality as "Pegu [= Bago], Lower Burma", although this is probably in error due to confusing aspects of the original paper (DRF).

Gymnodytes nigrovittataAnderson, 1871, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1871: 205. Error for Limnodytes nigrovittata.

Hylorana nigrovittataAnderson, 1871, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1871: 205.

Rana nigrovittataSclater, 1892, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1892: 345. Boulenger, 1893, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 2, 13: 334.

Rana (Hylorana) nigrovittataBoulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 124.

Hylorana nigrovittataDeckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 144.

Hylarana nigrovittataBourret, 1939, Annexe Bull. Gen. Instr. Publique, Hanoi, 1939: 46.

Rana (Hylarana) nigrovittataBourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 318. Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42; by implication; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 174.

Hylarana (Hylarana) nigrovittataFei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 140.

Rana (Sylvirana) nigrovittataDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326.

Hylarana nigrovittataChen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 237, by implication; Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 3; by implication.

Sylvirana nigrovittataFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 370. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 34;  Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 191..

Hylarana (Sylvirana) nigrovittataFei, Ye, Jiang, and Xie, 2008, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 33: 206.

English Names

Black-striped Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 108; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 174; Schleich, Anders, and Kästle, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 80).).

Black-spotted Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 66; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 79; Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 83).

Sapgreen Stream Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 119).

Dark-sided Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 134).

Distribution

Nepal and West Bengal, Assam. and Meghalaya (India) as well as adjacent Bangladesh to Yunnan and Guangxi (China), Vietnam and south to Malaya.

Comment

Prior to the revision of Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297, placed in the Section Hylarana, subsection Hydrophylax, subgenus Sylvirana of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326. See Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 144; Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 440-443; Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 317-320; Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 81-82; Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 195-197; Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 143-145; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 174-176. See comments by Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 92: 21-22. See brief account and photo by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 113-115. Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 90, provided a statement of range. See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 95-96. Anders, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 295-298, provided an account for the Nepal population. Matsui, Nishikawa, Khonsue, Panha, and Nabhitabhata, 2001, Nat. Hist. J. Chulalongkorn Univ., 1: 15-22, studied allozyme variation in Thailand and found two distinct populations that are likely distinct species, one in northwestern and northern Thailand south to Ko Samul Island off Tenasserim and another (now Rana mortensenii) found in eastern Thailand and one locality in peninsular Thailand near the Malaysia line. Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 119, provided a brief characterization and photograph. Stuart, 1999, in Duckworth et al. (eds.), Wildlife in Lao PDR: 48, noted the range in Laos. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 134-135, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Teynié, David, Ohler, and Luanglath, 2004, Hamadryad, 29: 37, provided a record and comments for Laos. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 30, provided specific localities for Vietnam. In the Hylarana (Hylarana) nigrovittata group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 118. Dubois, 2004, Alytes, 21: 175, noted that use of this name for populations in Nepal, likely refer to populations of Rana (Sylvirana) chitwaensis. Stuart, Sok, and Neang, 2006, Raffles Bull. Zool., 54: 141, provided a record for Cambodia. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 162-163, provided a range, systematic comments, and partial taxonomic bibliography. Fei, Ye, Jiang, and Xie, 2008, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 33: 199-206, provided a key to the close relatives of this species and discussed misidentifications in the Chinese literature. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 71-72, provided a brief account (as Rana nigrovittata). Mo, Zhou, Xie, and Chen, 2007, Herpetol. Sinica, 11: 15-18, reported the species in Guangxi, China. Gawor, Hendrix, Vences, Böhme, and Ziegler, 2009, Zootaxa, 2051: 1-25, suggested on the basis of molecular and larval differences that populations in northern Thailand and Vietnam represent different species. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 83-84, provided a brief characterization and photograph. Mahony, Hasan, Kabir, Ahmed, and Hossain, 2009, Hamadryad, 34: 80-94, reported Hylarana cf. nigrovittata from the Chittagong Division of Bangladesh, implying that nominal Hylarana nigrovittata may be a species complex. See Shah and Tiwari, 2004, Herpetofauna Nepal: 71, for brief account (as Rana nigrovittata). See account (as Hylarana nigrovittata), photograph, and map for Vietnam in Vassilieva, Galoyan, Poyarkov, and Geissler, 2016, Photograph. Field Guide Amph. Rept. Lowland S. Vietnam: 105–106. 

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