Papurana Dubois, 1992

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Papurana
16 species

Papurana Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 325. Type species: Rana papua Lesson, 1830, by original designation. Proposed as a subgenus of Rana

Tylerana Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 329. Type species: Rana jimiensis Tyler, 1963, by original designation. Proposed as a subgenus of RanaGünther, 2003, Mitt. Mus. Naturkd. Berlin, Zool., 79: 207, doubted the distinctiveness of this taxon from Papurana. Synonymy with Sylvirana by 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: 248; with Papurana by Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 188. 

Papurana —  Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 188. Treatment as a genus. 

Distribution

New Guinea; D’Entrecasteaux Islands; Sudest, Louisiade Islands; Aru Islands; New Hanover Island; New Britain; Yapen; Seram; Manus; Waigeo; Solomon Islands; New Ireland; Cape York Peninsula, northeastern Queensland, Australia; and northeastern border of the Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Hylarana by Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 190 (who considered it the sister taxon of Hydrophylax), where it had been placed by Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 3.  See comment under Hylarana for access to relevant revisionary literature.  Donnellan, Aplin, and Bertozzi, 2010, Zootaxa, 2496: 49-62, reported on phylogenetics of the New Guinean species, and noted that Papurana is paraphyletic with respect to Tylerana.

Contained taxa (16 sp.):

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