Pulchrana signata (Günther, 1872)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Pulchrana > Species: Pulchrana signata

Polypedates signatus Günther, 1872, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1872: 600. Holotype: BMNH, by original designation and Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 72. Type locality: "Matang", Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo).

Rana signataBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 71.

Rana obsoleta Mocquard, 1890, Nouv. Arch. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, 2: 147. Holotype: MNHNP 1889.229, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 42. Type locality: "Kina Balu", Sabah (Borneo), Malaysia. Synonymy by Boulenger, 1891, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 7: 342; Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 177; Van Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 226; Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 364; Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 233-234. [note==check to make sure that this is in right synonymy.

Rana (Hylorana) signataBoulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 126, 177.

Rana (Hylarana) signataVan Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 226. Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 364; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42; by implication.

Hylorana signataDeckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 144.

Rana signata signataInger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 312.

Rana (Pulchrana) signataDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326. without discussion.

Rana signataBrown and Guttman, 2002, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 76: 425.

Pulchrana signataFrost, 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; Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 33; Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 191. 

Hylarana signataChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13, by implication.

English Names

Matang Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 109).

Yellow-spotted Frog (Kiew, 1987, Malayan Nat. J., 41: 422).

Spotted Stream Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 128).

Striped Stream Frog (Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 159).

Distribution

Peninsular Thailand and Malaya and Sumatra (Indonesia); Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo).

Comment

In the Section Hylarana, subsection Hydrophylax, subgenus Pulchrana of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326. See accounts by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 177 (as Rana signata and Rana picturata); Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 364-366; Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 312-324; Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 448-450; and Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 233-238. See also account by Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 86-87. Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 312-322, discussed variation within this species and former subspecies. See Rana similis. Rana picturata was recognized without discussion by Inger and Tan, 1996, Raffles Bull. Zool., 44: 564, and stated to have a distribution of Brunei, Kalimantan, Sabah, and Sarawak on Borneo. See brief account and photo by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 115-117. See discussion and account by Brown and Guttman, 2002, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 76: 393-461. See comment under Rana banjarana. Leong and Lim, 2003, Raffles Bull. Zool., 51: 115-122, discussed inconsistencies in the published characterizations of this species. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 128-129, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 159, provided a brief description. Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 65, provided a photograph and brief account, as Rana signata.. Conlon, Kolodziejek, Mechkarska, Coquet, Leprince, Jouenne, Vaudry, Nielsen, Nowotny, and King, 2014, Comp. Biochem. Physiol., Part D, 9: 49-57, suggested on molecular grounds that this species is closely related to Hylarana picturata

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