Chalcorana labialis (Boulenger, 1887)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Chalcorana > Species: Chalcorana labialis

Rana labialis Boulenger, 1887, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 5, 19: 345. Syntypes: BMNH ("several" specimens), by original designation. BMNH 1947.2.3.40 designated lectotype by Inger, Stuart, and Iskandar, 2009, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 155: 132. Type locality: "within a radius of fifty miles from the town of Malacca", West Malaysia.

Rana (Hylorana) chalconota var. labialisBoulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 203.

Rana (Hylarana) labialisVan Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 220.

Hydrophylax labialisFrost, 2007, Amph. Spec. World, vers. 5.0: . new combination; by implication of results of 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: 368.

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

Chalcorana labialisFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 33. See comment under Ranidae record.

Chalcorana labialis —  Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 187. 

English Names

White-lipped Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 134 [as Rana raniceps; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 75; Grismer, 2012, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Seribuat Arch.: 74).

Distribution

West Malaysia; possibly Singapore; Great Nicobar Island, India.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Hylarana raniceps by Stuart, Inger, and Voris, 2006, Biol. Lett., 2: 470-474, where it had been placed by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 177. Stuart, Inger, and Voris, 2006, Biol. Lett., 2: 470-474, also noted that this species is morphologically indistinguishable from Hylarana chalconota, and did not detail the range, however, which is highly provisional. Inger, Stuart, and Iskandar, 2009, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 155: 123-147, redelimited the species and discussed its phylogenetic placement with respect to other members of the Hylarana chalconota group, and noted an unnamed species that co-occurs in West Malaysia. See brief account by Grismer, 2012, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Seribuat Arch.: 74-75, for the Seribuat Archipelago, West Malaysia. Shahriza and Ibrahim, 2014, Check List, 10: 253–259, provided a photograph and brief natural history observations for a population in Kedah, West Malaysia.

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