Pterorana Kiyasetuo and Khare, 1986

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Pterorana
1 species

Pterorana Kiyasetuo and Khare, 1986, Asian J. Explor. Sci., 1: 12. Type species: Pterorana khare Kiyasetuo and Khare, 1986, by monotypy.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

As for the single species.

Comment

Placed in synonymy (as a subgenus) of Rana by Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 329, but ranked as a genus by Chanda, Das, and Dubois, 2001 "2000", Hamadryad, 25: 108, on the basis of species autapomorphy. 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: 251, retained Pterorana as a genus pending its phylogenetic placement. Ao, Bardoloi, Ohler, and Grosjean, 2006, Alytes, 24: 22-39, discussed the morphology of the taxon and suggested that it is a member of the subsection Hydrophylax by possession humeral glands, but within this subsection excluded from Sylvirana and Humerana by lacking the apomorphies of those groups. They also mentioned apparent similarities with Odorrana. Molecular resolution is needed (DRF).

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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