Papurana moluccana (Boettger, 1895)

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

Rana moluccana Boettger, 1895, Zool. Anz., 18: 132. Syntypes: SMF (2 specimens); SMF 6562 noted as holotype (lectotype designation by implication) by Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 45. Type locality: "Halmaheira und Ternate", Moluccan Is., Indonesia; restricted to "Ternate, Molukken" by apparent lectotype designation.

Hylorana molluccanaDeckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 144. Misspelling.

Rana papua moluccanaMertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 45.

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

Rana (Papurana) moluccanaDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326.

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

Papurana moluccanaFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 34. See comment under Ranidae record.

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Moluccas, Indonesia.

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 Papurana of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326. Regarded as a junior synonym of Rana varians by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 165 (on the basis of specimens identified by Barbour, 1912, Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., 44: 66), as a junior synonym of Rana papua by Van Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 201, and as a subspecies of Rana papua by Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 45, suggested that the syntypes likely represented different taxa.

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