Nanorana sichuanensis (Dubois, 1987)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Nanorana > Species: Nanorana sichuanensis

Rana (Paa) sichuanensis Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 47. Holotype: NHMW 3419.2, by original designation. Type locality: "Ning Yuan Fu (montagne près Xichang, 27° 58′ N, 102° 13′ E, sud du Sichuan, Chine".

Rana muta Su and Li, 1986, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 5 (2): 152-154. Holotype: KIZ 79006, by original designation. Type locality: "Ninglang County, Yunnan [Province], alt. 2,650 m", China. Preoccupied by Rana muta Laurenti, 1768 (= Rana temporaria Linnaeus, 1758). Synonymy wth Nanorana yunnanensis by Che, Hu, Zhou, Murphy, Papenfuss, Chen, Rao, Li, and Zhang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 50: 71, and Chen and Hu, 2009, Sichuan J. Zool., 28: 696-699. Synonymy with Rana sichuanensis by Huang, Hu, Song, Zhou, and Jiang, 2016, Integrative Zool., 11: 144. 

Paa (Paa) muta — Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 158. 

Rana (Paa) liui Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 150. Replacement name for Rana muta Su and Li, 1986.

Paa (Gynandropaa) liui — Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 319.

Rana liui — Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 144.

Paa (Paa) liui — Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 216).

Nanorana liui — Chen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 239, by implication; 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: 367.

Gynandropaa liui — Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 25. Unexplained recognition.

Paa (Gynandropaa) sichuanensisDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 319.

Nanorana sichuanensisChen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 239, by implication.

Gynandropaa (Gynandropaa) sichuanensisOhler and Dubois, 2006, Zoosystema, 28: 781. Undiscussed elevation.

Gynandropaa sichuanensisFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 25.

English Names

Sichuan Paa Frog (Paa sichuanensis: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 103).

Distribution

Southern Sichuan, north of the Yangtze River, China.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Nanorana yunnanensis by Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 319, where it had been placed by Inger, Zhao, Shaffer, and Wu, 1990, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 58: 12-13; Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 151. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1415-1421, provided an account (as Paa sichuanensis) for China, figures, and map, and included this species in their Paa yunnanensis group. See Nanorana yunnanensis account for literature under that name that may refer to this species. Not addressed, and therefore not assigned to subgenus, by Che, Zhou, Hu, Papenfuss, Wake, and Zhang, 2010, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 107: 13765-13770, and Che, Zhou, Hu, Papenfuss, Wake, and Zhang, 2010, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., doi:10.1073/pnas.1008415107/-/DCSupplemental: 2. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 376, provided a brief account (as Paa sichuanensis) including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 450, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China. Huang, Hu, Song, Zhou, and Jiang, 2016, Integrative Zool., 11: 134–150, for discussion of systematics. 

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