Rana huanrensis Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1990

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Rana > Species: Rana huanrensis

Rana huanrensis Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 131, 298. Type(s): Not designated; given as LIU (a presumed field number) 8704018, by Liu, Zhang, and Liu, 1993, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 18: 493-497. Type locality: Huanren County, Liaoning Province, China; given as "Balidiam, Huanren, Liaoning, Province (41° 23′ N, 125° 26′ E); altitude 520 m", China by Liu, Zhang, and Liu, 1993, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 18: 497. Not a nomen nudum as suggested by Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1033.

Rana (Rana) huanrenensisDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 333; Yuan, Zhou, Chen, Poyarkov, Chen, Jang-Liaw, Chou, Matzke, Iizuka, Min, Kuzmin, Zhang, Cannatella, Hillis, and Che, 2016, Syst. Biol., 65: 835.

Rana huanrenensisZhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 143. Unjustified emendation. See Dubois, Crombie, and Glaw, 2005, Alytes, 23: 45.

Rana (Laurasiarana) huanrensisHillis and Wilcox, 2005, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 34: 311, by implication; see Dubois, 2006, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 317-330, and Hillis, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 331-338, for discussion.

English Names

Huanren Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 107).

Huanren Brown Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 158).

Korean Stream Brown Frog (Yang, Kim, Min, and Suh, 2001, Monogr. Korean Amph.: 64).

Distribution

Liaoning and Jilin Provinces, China, near the Korean border, and adjacent P.D.R. Korea.

Comment

In the Section Rana, Rana (Rana) temporaria group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 333. Diagnosed inadvertantly in a key. See Liu, Zhang, and Liu, 1993, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 18: 493-497, for augmented description. Closely related to Rana dybowskii (and previously reported in Korea under that name) according to Yang, Kim, Min, Suh, Kang, Matsui, and Fei, 2000, Korean J. Biol. Sci., 4: 45-50. Kim, Min, Yang, and Matsui, 2002, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 19: 369-382, reported on evolutionary relationships of this species with other Asian brown frogs. Yang, Kim, Min, and Suh, 2001, Monogr. Korean Amph.: 64-65, provided a brief account, figure, and map for South Korea. In the Rana amurensis group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 107. Li, Lu, and Li, 2005, Sichuan J. Zool., 24: 268-270, provided a distribution map for China. Lu, Wang, Dong, and Li, 2005, Sichuan J. Zool., 24: 259, provided a record for Jilin Province, China. Che, Pang, Zhao, Matsui, and Zhang, 2007, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 24: 71-80, found Rana huanrenensis to be imbedded phylogenetically within Rana chensinensis, and although they considered the two taxa likely to represent on species, they did not make the formal taxonomic change. Li, Lu, Wang, Wang, Fang, and Li, 2005, Herpetol. Sinica, 10: 63-67, compared this species in northeastern China with Rana zhenhaiensis, Rana chensinensis, Rana dybowskii, Rana amurensis, and Rana kukunoris. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1033-1038, provided an account (as Rana huanrenensis), figures, and map for China and included it in their Rana amurensis group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 270-271, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 304–3-5, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China. 

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