Indosylvirana montana (Rao, 1922)

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

Rana (Hylorana) gracilis montanus Rao, 1922, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 28: 439. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.2.66 (formerly BMNH 1921.1.20.6) according to  Biju, Garg, Mahony, Wijayathilaka, Senevirathne, and Meegaskumbura, 2014, Contr. Zool., Amsterdam, 83: 311. Type locality: "Hill forests of Bhagamandla", India. Incorrect gender of species name. 

Rana (Hylorana) bhagmandlensis Rao, 1922, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 28: 441. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.2.12; BMNH 1947.2.2.12 unnecessarily designated lectotype by Dutta, 1990, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 87: 310. Type locality: "Water course in the forests of Bhagamandla, Coorg, 4000 feet", Mysore, India. Synonymy with Hylarana aurantiaca by Dutta, 1990, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 87: 310. Synonymy not accepted; without discussion, by Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326. Synonymy by Biju, Garg, Mahony, Wijayathilaka, Senevirathne, and Meegaskumbura, 2014, Contr. Zool., Amsterdam, 83: 311. 

Rana (Hylarana) bhagmandlensis — Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42, by implication.

Rana (Sylvirana) bhagmandlensis — Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326.

Sylvirana bhagmandlensis — Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 34. Undiscussed recognition. See comment under Ranidae record.

Hylarana montanusBiju, Garg, Mahony, Wijayathilaka, Senevirathne, and Meegaskumbura, 2014, Contr. Zool., Amsterdam, 83: 311. Gender disagreement of species and generic names. 

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

Distribution

Widely distributed in the Western Ghats of the state of Karnataka, India. 

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Hylarana temporalis (where it had been placed by Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 158, 164.) and placed in their Hylarana flavescens group by Biju, Garg, Mahony, Wijayathilaka, Senevirathne, and Meegaskumbura, 2014, Contr. Zool., Amsterdam, 83: 311, who revised the entire group of species. 

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