Rana zhengi Zhao, 1999

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

Rana zhengi Zhao, 1999, Sichuan J. Zool., 18: cover 2. Holotype: CIB 2000I0003, according to the original publication and Zhao, 2000, Sichuan J. Zool., 19:134. Type locality: "Zhangcun Village, Hongya Co., Sichuan Province, China; 1300 meters"; subsequently stated by Zhao, 2000, Sichuan J. Zool., 19:134, as Zhaopoping, Zhangcun Village, Hongya County, Sichuan Province, China; 1300 meters.

Rana (Rana) zhengi — Yuan, Zhou, Chen, Poyarkov, Chen, Jang-Liaw, Chou, Matzke, Iizuka, Min, Kuzmin, Zhang, Cannatella, Hillis, and Che, 2016, Syst. Biol., 65: 835.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Known only from the vicinity of the type locality, Zhangcun Village, Hongya County, Sichuan, China.

Comment

See Matsui, Tanaka-Ueno, and Gao, 2001, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 20: 77-84, for discussion of taxonomic history and evidence to place this species as a member of the Rana temporaria group and rejection of a close relationship with Rana sauteri. The species was redescribed by Zhao, 2000, Sichuan J. Zool., 19: 133-136. Che, Pang, Zhao, Matsui, and Zhang, 2007, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 24: 71-80, suggested on molecular grounds that this species is distantly related to other Chinese brown frogs and discussed its taxonomic history. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1106, considered this taxon a synonym of Rana johnsi, but did not comment on the evidence presented by Che et al., 2007. Yuan, Zhou, Chen, Poyarkov, Chen, Jang-Liaw, Chou, Matzke, Iizuka, Min, Kuzmin, Zhang, Cannatella, Hillis, and Che, 2016, Syst. Biol., 65: 835, confirmed that this species is not associated with Pseudorana

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