Indosylvirana temporalis (Günther, 1864)

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

Hylorana temporalis Günther, 1864, Rept. Brit. India: 427. Syntypes: BMNH 52.2.19.43-44, 53.7.19.11, 58.10.15.5-6, 58.10.15 and 58.10.18, according to Biju, Garg, Mahony, Wijayathilaka, Senevirathne, and Meegaskumbura, 2014, Contr. Zool., Amsterdam, 83: 320, who discussed previous discussions of syntypes and designated 1947.2.3.5 as the lectotype. Type locality: "Ceylon" (= Sri Lanka).

Rana temporalisBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 63.

Rana (Hylorana) temporalisBoulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 127–130.

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

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

Hylarana temporalisChen, 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 temporalisFrost, 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.

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

English Names

Günther's Golden-backed Frog (Biju, Garg, Mahony, Wijayathilaka, Senevirathne, and Meegaskumbura, 2014, Contr. Zool., Amsterdam, 83: 319). 

Distribution

Sri Lanka between the elevations of 40 and 1850 m, in the districts of Kandy, Kegalle, Nuwara, Sri Pada, and Ratnapura.

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. Biju, Garg, Mahony, Wijayathilaka, Senevirathne, and Meegaskumbura, 2014, Contr. Zool., Amsterdam, 83: 319–322, revised the species, placed it in their Hylarana temporalis group, and allocated all records from India to other species, rendering all Indian literature of this species of ambiguous application. 

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