Indosylvirana milleti (Smith, 1921)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Indosylvirana > Species: Indosylvirana milleti

Rana milleti Smith, 1921, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1921: 431. Syntypes: BMNH (10 specimens) (formerly M. Smith 5119, 5128-29, 2571, 2600, 2602, 4818, 5103, 5107, 5176); including a specimen in the FMNH according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 63. Type locality: "Dalat" (9 specimens) and "Lang Bian" (M. Smith 5176), Langbian Plateau, southern Annam, Vietnam.

Hylarana milletiBourret, 1939, Annexe Bull. Gen. Instr. Publique, Hanoi, 1939: 59.

Rana (Hylarana) milletiBourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 312; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42, by implication.

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

Rana bannanica Rao and Yang, 1997, Zool. Res., Kunming, 18: 157. Holotype: KIZ 94001, by original designation. Type locality: "Mo-han (China-Laos border) of Xishuangbanna . . . , altitude 850 meters", China. Synonymy by Ohler, 2007, Alytes, 25: 70.

Hylarana milletiChen, 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.

Hylarana bannanicaChen, 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 milletiFrost, 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.

Sylvirana bannanicaFrost, 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.

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

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

Sylvirana bannanicaFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 34. Undiscussed recognition. See comment under Ranidae.

Sylvirana milletiFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 34. See comment under Ranidae.

Indosylvirana milleti — Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 190. 

English Names

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

Millet's Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 130).

Banna Frog (Hylarana bannanica [no longer recognized]: Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 352).

Distribution

Isolated localities in southern Vietnam and southern and eastern Thailand; southwestern Cambodia; possibly also to be found in southern Laos; Mo-han on the China-Laos border.

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 account by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 312-314. Allied to Rana adenopleura according to the original publication. See comments by Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 92: 20-21. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 130-131, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 30, provided specific localities for Vietnam. Chuaynkern, Ohler, Inthara, Kumtong, and Dubois, 2004, Nat. Hist. J. Chulalongkorn Univ., 4: 1-13, discussed the range. Stuart and Emmett, 2006, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 109: 9, provided a record for the Cardamom Mountains, southwestern Cambodia. See discussion by Ohler, 2007, Alytes, 25: 55-74. Fei, Ye, Jiang, and Xie, 2008, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 33: 199-206, provided a key to the close relatives of this species. They distinguished Hylarana bannanica from Hylarana milleti, unlike Ohler, 2007, Alytes, 25: 70, who placed them in synonymy, which appeared after the paper by Fei et al. had gone to press. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 22-24, provided a brief account (as Rana bannanica) for Yunnan, China. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1148-1151, provided an account (as Rana bannanica), figures, and map for China and placed it in their Hylarana (Sylvirana) hekouensis group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 302-303, provided a brief account (as Hylarana bannanica). Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 352, provided an account (as Sylvirana bannanica), photographs, and a range map for China. See account, photograph, and map for Vietnam in Vassilieva, Galoyan, Poyarkov, and Geissler, 2016, Photograph. Field Guide Amph. Rept. Lowland S. Vietnam: 104–105. 

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