Buergeria buergeri (Temminck and Schlegel, 1838)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Buergeriinae > Genus: Buergeria > Species: Buergeria buergeri

Hyla bürgeri Temminck and Schlegel, 1838, Fauna Japonica, 3: 113. Syntypes: Not stated, but clearly including animals figured on pl. 3, fig. 7, 8 of the original publication. Incuding RMNH 1692 (2 specimens) according to M.S. Hoogmoed in Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 537. Type locality: "Japon".

Buergeria subversicolor Tschudi, 1838, Classif. Batr.: 34, 75. Substitute name for Hyla bürgeri Temminck and Schlegel, 1838.

Polypedates bürgeriDuméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 521.

Hyla mackloti Schlegel In Lichtenstein and Martens, 1856, Nomencl. Rept. Amph. Mus. Zool. Berol.: 37. nomen nudum. Synonymy by Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 125.

Polypedates burgeriHallowell, 1861 "1860", Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 12: 501. Incorrect subsequent spelling. Based on specimens of Chirixalus eiffingeri, according to Stejneger, 1907, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 58: 153.

Polypedates mackloti Peters, 1871, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1871: 650. Holotype: ZMB 3157, by original designation. Type locality: "Java". (Formal description of "Hyla mackloti Schlegel".) Synonymy by Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 125.

Rana macklotiBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 72.

Rana buergeriBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 73.

Rhacophorus buergeriBoulenger, 1888, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1888: 205.

Polypedates buergeriStejneger, 1907, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 58: 150; Okada, 1927, Copeia, 158: 163; Okada, 1931, Tailless Batr. Japan. Empire: 203.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) buergeriAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 125.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) buergeri buergeriWolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 165.

Buergeria buergeriLiem, 1970, Fieldiana, Zool., 57: 90, by implication.

English Names

Kajika Frog (Maeda and Matsui, 1990, Frogs Toads Japan, Ed. 2: 169; Goris and Maeda, 2004, Guide Amph. Rept. Japan: 109).

Buerger's Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 111).

Distribution

Along mountain streams of Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku Is., Japan.

Comment

See account (as Polypedates buergeri) by Okada, 1966, Fauna Japon., Anura: 172-178. See also Stejneger, 1907, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 58: 150-153. See Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 387-389, for discussion of the former subspecies of Rhacophorus buergeri in the sense of Wolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 137-217. Ueda, Hasegawa, and Marunouchi, 1998, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 15: 615-622, presented evidence that at least two species exist in Japan (northern Honshu/Aomori and southwestern Honshu/Hiroshima) under this one name. Maeda and Matsui, 1990, Frogs Toads Japan, Ed. 2: 166-169, provided an account, and suggested a close relationship with Buergeria robusta and Buergeria oxycephalus. Goris and Maeda, 2004, Guide Amph. Rept. Japan: 109-111, provided an account, map, and photograph. Nishizawa, Kurabayashi, Kunihara, Sano, Fujii, and Sumida, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 59: 139-147, reported on the mtDNA phylogenetics of the genus and documented three distinctive haplotype regions (Eastern, Central, and Western Japan) that may correspond to species.

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