"Hylarana" latouchii (Boulenger, 1899)

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

Rana latouchii Boulenger, 1899, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1899: 167. Syntypes: BMNH (2 specimens), by original designation; Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 138, mentions 3 types. Type locality: "Kuatun, a village about 270 miles from Foochow [= Fuzhou Shi, Chongan County], in the mountains at the North-west of the Province of Fokien [=Fujian], at an altitude of 3000 to 4000 feet or more", China.

Rana (Hylorana) latouchiiBoulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 127-130.

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

Rana latouchiiLiu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 188; Tian, Jiang, Wu, Hu, Zhao, and Huang, 1986, Handb. Chinese Amph. Rept.: 59.

Rana (Hylarana) latouchiiDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42, by implication.

Hylarana (Hylarana) latouchiiFei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 140. Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 243.

Rana (Sylvirana) latouchiiDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326.

Hylarana latouchiiChen, 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 latouchiiFrost, 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) latouchiiFei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1134.

"Hylarana" latouchii — 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

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

LaTouche's Frog (Karsen, Lau, and Bogadek, 1986, Hong Kong Amph. Rept.: 29).

Latouche's Frog (Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 74).

Brown Wood Frog (Karsen, Lau, and Bogadek, 1986, Hong Kong Amph. Rept.: 29; Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 74).

Broad-folded Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 174).

Distribution

Southern China: Taiwan, Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi, Jiangxu, and Anhui.

Comment

Prior to the revision 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, placed in the Section Hylarana, subsection Hydrophylax, subgenus Sylvirana of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326. See Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 136; Pope, 1931, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 61: 531-534, and Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 188-190. See accounts by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 239; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 174-175. Karsen, Lau, and Bogadek, 1986, Hong Kong Amph. Rept.: 29, provided a brief account. Huang, 1990, Fauna Zhejiang, Amph. Rept.: 6264, provided an account for Zhejiang populations. Zhang and Wen, 2000, Amph. Guangxi: 86, provided an account for Guangxi. In the Hylarana (Hylarana) latouchii group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 117. Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 74-75, provided a brief account for Taiwan (as Rana latouchii). Jang-Liaw, Lee, and Chou, 2008, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 25: 68-79, discussed molecular phylogeography in Taiwan and provided evidence that the mainland population may not be conspecific with the Taiwan population and that the Taiwan range may conceal multiple mildly distinct populations. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1134-1139, provided an account, figures, and map for China and placed it in their Hylarana (Sylvirana) latouchii group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 315, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 355, provided an account (as Sylvirana latouchii), photographs, and a range map for China.  Oliver, 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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