Amnirana albolabris (Hallowell, 1856)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Amnirana > Species: Amnirana albolabris

Hyla albolabris Hallowell, 1856, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 8: 153. Syntypes: ANSP (4 specimens), by original designation; lost according to J.-L. Perret in Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 479. Type locality: "West Africa"; restricted to "Gabon" by Perret, 1977, Rev. Suisse Zool., 84: 843.

Hylarana albolabrisGünther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 73.

Limnodytes albolabrisDuméril, 1859, Arch. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, 10: 226; Peters, 1876, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1876: 120; Vaillant, 1884, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 7, 8: 171.

Hylorana albolabrisKnauer, 1878, Naturgesch. Lurche: 112.

Rana albilabrisBoulenger, 1906, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 17: 323. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Rana albolabrisWerner, 1908 "1907", Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Phys. Math. Naturwiss. Kl., 116: 1897.

Rana (Hylorana) albolabrisChabanaud, 1921, Bull. Com. Études Hist. Scient. Afr. Occid. Franç., 1921: 450.

Rana albolabris albolabrisMertens, 1938, Abh. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 442: 13; Loveridge, 1938, Proc. New England Zool. Club, 17: 71.

Rana (Hylarana) albolabris albolabrisDe Witte, 1941, Explor. Parc Natl. Albert, Miss. G.F. de Witte (1933–1935), 33: 50; Perret and Mertens, 1957, Bull. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, Ser. A, 19: 566.

Hylarana albolabris albolabrisLaurent, 1954, Publ. Cult. Companhia Diamantes Angola, 23: 134 (15 of preprint); De Witte, 1952, Result. Sci., Explor. Hydrobiol. Lac Tanganyika (1946–47), 3: 7; Laurent, 1954, Publ. Cult. Companhia Diamantes Angola, 23: 74; Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 351.

Rana (Amnirana) albolabrisDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324.

Amnirana albolabrisChanning, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 266, by implication; Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 33; Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 187. 

Hydrophylax albolabrisFrost, 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: 368.

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

English Names

White-lipped Frog (Broadley, 1971, Puku, 6: 114; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 106; Lötters, Wagner, Bwong, Schick, Malonza, Muchai, Wasonga, and Veith, 2007, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Kakamega Forest: 18).

Forest White-lipped Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 255).

Distribution

Forested West and Central Africa to Uganda, Kenya, and around Lake Victoria in Tanzania.

Comment

In the Rana (Amnirana) albolabris group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324. Perret, 1977, Rev. Suisse Zool., 84: 846-850, reviewed the species as Hylarana albolabris. De la Riva, 1994, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 8: 134-135, provided a record for Equatorial Guinea. Frétey and Blanc, 2001, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 126: 385, reported this species from Gabon. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 255-256, and Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 85-86, provided accounts (as Amnirana albolabris). Lasso, Rial, Castroviejo, and De la Riva, 2002, Graellsia, 58: 21-34, provided notes (as Amnirana albolabris) on ecological distribution in Equatorial Guinea. Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 29-30, provided records for Nigeria. Jackson and Blackburn, 2007, Salamandra, 43: 149-164, provided a record for Nouabale-Ndoki National Park, Rep. Congo. Lötters, Wagner, Bwong, Schick, Malonza, Muchai, Wasonga, and Veith, 2007, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Kakamega Forest: 18-20, provided an account. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 361–362, provided information on comparative larval morphology.

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