Odorrana swinhoana (Boulenger, 1903)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Odorrana > Species: Odorrana swinhoana

Rana swinhoana Boulenger, 1903, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 12: 556. Syntypes: BMNH (2 specimens), by original designation. Type locality: "Bangkimtsing [= Chihshan or Wanluan], Formosa [= Taiwan]", China.

Rana kosempensis Werner, 1914 "1913", Mitt. Naturhist. Mus. Hamburg, 30: 48. Syntypes: (4 specimens) in BMNH and NHMW 20841, according to Häupl and Tiedemann, 1978, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 2: 27, and Häupl, Tiedemann, and Grillitsch, 1994, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 9: 32, also MCZ 13247, according to Barbour and Loveridge, 1929, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 69: 328, ZMH A00027-28 according to Hallermann, 1998, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 95: 199. Type locality: "Kosempo" (= Chiahsien), Taiwan, China. Synonymy by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 192; Wang and Chan, 1977, Q. J. Taiwan Mus., 30: 330.

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

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

Rana taiwaniana Otsu, 1973, Q. J. Taiwan Mus., 26: 114. Holotype: Mus. Yamagata Univ., Sect. Zool. i—1,206, by original designation. Type locality: "Shanlin Chiti of Taiwan", north side of Mt. Ali, alt. 1600 m, Taiwan, China. Synonymy by Lue and Lai, 1990, Amph. Taiwan: XXX; Matsui, 1994, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 111: 385-415 (undiscussed); Matsui, 2005, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 24: 1-6 (who redescribed the holotype).

Rana narina swinhoanaWang and Chan, 1977, Q. J. Taiwan Mus., 30: 330.

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

Odorrana swinhoanaFei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 149; Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 261.

Amolops (Amolops) taiwanianusDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 321.

Rana (Eburana) swinhoanaDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 328; Matsui, 1994, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 111: 385-415.

Rana taiwanianaZhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 150.

Odorrana (Odorrana) taiwanianaFei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 126.

Odorrana (Odorrana) swinhoanaFei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 130.

Odorrana swinhoanaChen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 239; Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13; by implication.

Huia swinhoanaFrost, 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: 368.

Eburana swinhoanaFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 36. See comment under Ranidae.

English Names

Bangkimtsing Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 109).

Brown-backed Odorous Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 200).

Swinhoe's Brown Frog (Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 86).

Taiwan Sucker Frog (Rana taiwaniana [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 97).

Taiwan Odorous Frog (Rana taiwaniana [no longer recognized]: Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 345).

Distribution

Taiwan, China.

Comment

Subgenus Eburana of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 328. Removed from the synonymy of Rana narina, without discussion, by Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 328. Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 212, considered Chinese populations of Rana montivaga to be referable to Rana swinhoana Boulenger, 1903, which was formerly as a subspecies of Rana narina, following Wang and Chan, 1977, Q. J. Taiwan Mus., 30: 329-339 (who also included Rana kosempensis Werner, 1914, as a synonym). Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 150, rejected the synonymy of Rana swinhoana with Rana narina on the basis of differences in the snout and feet. See accounts by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 192; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 200-201. Ye and Fei, 2001, Acta Zool. Sinica, 47: 528-534, placed this in their Odorrana schmackeri group. In the Odorrana (Odorrana) schmackeri group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 126. Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 86-87, provided a brief account (as Rana swinhoana) for Taiwan. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1224-1228, provided accounts, figures, and map for China as both Odorrana taiwaniana (in their Odorrana taiwaniana group) and (pp. 1289-1294) as Odorrana swinhoana (in their Odorrana schmackeri group). The rejection by these authors of the synonymy by Matsui, 2005, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 24: 1-6, of Odorrana swinhoana with Odorrana taiwaniana is confusing (DRF). Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 344 (as Odorrana swinhoana) and page 321 (as Odorrana taiwaniana), provided brief accounts including photographs of specimens of nominal Odorrana swinhoana. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 392 (as Odorrana swinhoana) and 393 (as Odorrana taiwaniana), provided accounts, photographs, and a range maps. 

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