Babina holsti (Boulenger, 1892)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Babina > Species: Babina holsti

English Names

Dagger Frog (Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 163; Maeda and Matsui, 1990, Frogs Toads Japan, Ed. 2: 135).

Holst's Frog (Maeda and Matsui, 1990, Frogs Toads Japan, Ed. 2: 135; Goris and Maeda, 2004, Guide Amph. Rept. Japan: 65).

Okinawa Shima Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 107).

Distribution

Mountains of northern Okinawa and Tokashiki Islands, Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

Comment

See Nakamura and Ueno, 1963, Japan. Rept. Amph. Color: 54. See Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 130; Inger, 1947, Fieldiana, Zool., 32: 326, and Matsui and Utsunomiya, 1983, J. Herpetol., 17: 32-37, for accounts. Maeda and Matsui, 1990, Frogs Toads Japan, Ed. 2: 132–135, provided an account. Procter, 1920, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1920: 421–422, commented on the holotype. Goris and Maeda, 2004, Guide Amph. Rept. Japan: 65–67, provided an account, map, and photograph. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Rana holsti) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 504. Tominaga, Matsui, and Nakata, 2014, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 31: 64–70, reported on the genetic diversification within and among populations. Kakehashi, Igawa, and Sumida, 2015, Conserv. Genetics, 16: 987–1000, reported on conservation genetics. 

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