Rana tsushimensis Stejneger, 1907

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

English Names

Tsushima Leopard Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 110).

Tsushima Brown Frog (Maeda and Matsui, 1990, Frogs Toads Japan, Ed. 2: 51; Goris and Maeda, 2004, Guide Amph. Rept. Japan: 105).

Distribution

Tsushima I., in the Korea Strait, Japan.

Comment

In the Section Rana, subgenus Rana, Rana temporaria group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 333. See Kuramoto, 1974, Copeia, 1974: 815-822, for a discussion of relationships. Reviewed by Okada, 1966, Fauna Japon., Anura: 95-99. Removed from the synonymy of Rana japonica by Kawamura, 1962, J. Sci. Hiroshima Univ., B—Zool., 20: 191, where it had been placed by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 93. See Maeda and Matsui, 1989, Frogs Toads Japan, Ed. 1: 51. Most closely related to Rana okinavana according to Tanaka, Matsui, and Takenaka, 1996, Biochem. Syst. Ecol., 24: 302. Maeda and Matsui, 1990, Frogs Toads Japan, Ed. 2: 48-51, provided an account. Goris and Maeda, 2004, Guide Amph. Rept. Japan: 105-107, provided an account, map, and photograph.

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