"Hylarana attigua" (Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Species: "Hylarana" attigua

Rana attigua Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 92: 14. Holotype: FMNH 252775, by original designation. Type locality: "Buon Luoi, An Khe District, Gia Lai Province, Vietnam".

Hylarana attiguaChen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 237, by implication; Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 3; by implication. .

Sylvirana attiguaFrost, 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: 370. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 34. See comment under Ranidae record.

Hylarana (Sylvirana) attiguaFei, Ye, Jiang, and Xie, 2008, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 33: 206.

"Hylarana" attigua — Provisional treatment here (version 6.0) due to not being assigned to any of the hylaranine genera by Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 176–192. See comment. 

English Names

Similar Frog (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 26).

Distribution

Montane central and southern Vietnam (Gia Lai, Quang Nam, Thue Thien-Hue, Quang Binh, Da Nang, and Kon Tum provinces); Annamite Mountains in Laos; hilly eastern Cambodia, 700-1200 m elevation.

Comment

Most similar to Rana milleti according to the original publication. Bain and Nguyen, 2002, Herpetol. Rev., 33: 63, provided an additional collection record. Stuart, 1999, in Duckworth et al. (eds.), Wildlife in Lao PDR: 48, reported the species in Laos. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 26, provided specific localities for Vietnam. Chuaynkern, Ohler, Inthara, Kumtong, and Dubois, 2004, Nat. Hist. J. Chulalongkorn Univ., 4, reported on the species in Cambodia. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 26, provided specific localities for Vietnam. Stuart, Sok, and Neang, 2006, Raffles Bull. Zool., 54: 139-140, provided an account and record for Cambodia. Stuart, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 477, provided specific localities for Laos. Bain, Nguyen, and Doan, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 110, provided records from Thue Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Fei, Ye, Jiang, and Xie, 2008, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 33: 199-206, provided a key to the close relatives of this species. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Rana attigua) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 500. Hendrix, Nguyen, Böhme, and Ziegler, 2008, Herpetol. Notes, 1: 23-31, provided a record from Quang Binh Province, Vietnam. Gawor, Hendrix, Vences, Böhme, and Ziegler, 2009, Zootaxa, 2051: 1-25, compared this species to other species similar to Hylarana nigrovittataOliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 188, noted that this species is likely in either Hydrophylax or Indosylvirana, but pending genetic sampling declined to make any taxonomic changes; here it is formally removed from Hylarana, which these authors rendered a monophyletic group. 

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