Papurana jimiensis (Tyler, 1963)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Papurana > Species: Papurana jimiensis

Rana jimiensis Tyler, 1963, Rec. Aust. Mus., 26: 126. Holotype: AMS R14711, by original designation. Type locality: "Manjim, Ganz River", Jimi River Valley, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea.

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

Rana (Tylerana) jimiensisDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 329.

Sylvirana jimiensisFrost, 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 jimiensisChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 3, by implication.

Tylerana jimiensisFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 33. See comment under Ranidae record.

Papurana daemeli — Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 187. 

English Names

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

Distribution

Central and western New Guinea in the Sepik, Ramu, and Jimi River systems north of the central mountain range.

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 Section Hylarana, subsection Hylarana, subgenus Tylerana of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 329. See Menzies, 1987, Aust. J. Zool., 35: 373-418. See also Donnellan, Adams, and Aplin, 1989, Herpetologica, 45: 336-343, for taxonomic concerns. Günther, 2003, Faun. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd., Dresden, 24: 215, discussed the range and provided new records. Kraus and Allison, 2006, Herpetol. Rev., 37: 364-368, provided records from West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 69, provided a brief account. Donnellan, Aplin, and Bertozzi, 2010, Zootaxa, 2496: 49-62, documented the distinctiveness of this species from Hylarana arfaki on the basis of molecular evidence and discussed the range.

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