Abavorana luctuosa (Peters, 1871)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Abavorana > Species: Abavorana luctuosa

Limnodytes luctuosus Peters, 1871, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1871: 579. Holotype: MSNG 29344 according to Capocaccia, 1957, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 3, 69: 215. Type locality: "Sarawak", (Borneo) Malaysia.

Rana luctuosaBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 68.

Rana (Limnodytes) luctuosaMocquard, 1890, Nouv. Arch. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, 2: 122.

Rana decorata Mocquard, 1890, Nouv. Arch. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, 2: 145. Syntypes: MNHNP 1889.226-28, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 41. Type locality: "Bornéo . .. . Kina Balu", Sabah (Borneo), Malaysia. Synonymy by Boulenger, 1891, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 7: 342; Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 183; Van Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 196.

Rana (Hylorana) luctuosaBoulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 126.

Rana (Hylarana) luctuosaVan Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 196. Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 360; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42; by implication.

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

Rana (Pulchrana) luctuosaDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326.

Pulchrana luctuosaFrost, 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: 369. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 33. See comment under Ranidae record.

Hylarana luctuosaChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13, by implication.

Abavorana luctuosaOliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 186. 

English Names

Malaysian Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 108).

Purple Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 134).

Mahogany Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 128; Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 159).

Distribution

Central peninsular Thailand and Malaya; Borneo.

Comment

In the Section Hylarana, subsection Hydrophylax, subgenus Pulchrana of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326. See accounts by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 183; Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 360-362, Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 451-453; and Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 206-207. See also account in Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 74-75. Thailand is range according to Khonsue and Thirakhupt, 2001, Nat. Hist. J. Chulalongkorn Univ., 1: 73. See brief account and photo by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 111-112. Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 163-165, provided an account. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 128-129, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 159, provided a brief description.  Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 176–192, discussed phylogenetics and placed the species in a new genus. 

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