Pelophylax cypriensis Plötner, Baier, Akn, Mazepa, Schreiber, Beerli, Litvinchuk, Bilgin, Borkin, and Uzzell, 2012

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Pelophylax > Species: Pelophylax cypriensis

Pelophylax cypriensis Plötner, Baier, Akın, Mazepa, Schreiber, Beerli, Litvinchuk, Bilgin, Borkin, and Uzzell, 2012, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 88: 276. Holotype: ZISP 10531, by original designation. Type locality: "Cyprus, southeast of Troodos (34.91611111° N, 32.90027778° E; 1383 m elevation".

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Cyprus.

Comment

Confused with Pelophylax bedriagae prior to its naming according to Plötner, Baier, Akın, Mazepa, Schreiber, Beerli, Litvinchuk, Bilgin, Borkin, and Uzzell, 2012, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 88: 261-283, who noted that the population in Cyprus represented and unnamed and genetically distinctive species, which they named Pelophylax cypriensis, more closely related to Pelophylax ridibundus or Pelophylax cretensis than to populations of Pelophylax bedriagae.

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