Buergeria japonica (Hallowell, 1861)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Buergeriinae > Genus: Buergeria > Species: Buergeria japonica

Ixalus japonicus Hallowell, 1861 "1860", Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 12: 501. Syntypes: MCZ 2602 (exchanged from USNM according to Barbour and Loveridge, 1929, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 69: 284), USNM 7313 (5 specimens) (according to Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 63). Type locality: "Japan"; corrected to "Amami-o-shima, Riu Kiu", Japan, by Stejneger, 1907, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 58: 157; given as "Ousima (Amami, Ryukyu Islands)", Japan by Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 63.

Rana macropus Boulenger, 1886, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1886: 414. Replacement name for Ixalus japonicus Hallowell, 1861, preoccupied in Rana.

Polypedates japonicusStejneger, 1907, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 58: 155; Okada, 1931, Tailless Batr. Japan. Empire: 207.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) japonicusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 111; Inger, 1947, Fieldiana, Zool., 32: 346.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) buergeri japonicusWolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 166.

Buergeria japonicaLiem, 1970, Fieldiana, Zool., 57: 90.

Rhacophorus japonicusTian, Jiang, Wu, Hu, Zhao, and Huang, 1986, Handb. Chinese Amph. Rept.: 65.

English Names

Ryukyu Kajika Frog (Maeda and Matsui, 1990, Frogs Toads Japan, Ed. 2: 173; Goris and Maeda, 2004, Guide Amph. Rept. Japan: 111).

Japanese Buerger's Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 111; Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 34).

Japanese Stream Treefrog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 248).

Distribution

Taiwan, China; Ryukyu Is. (Nansei southwards to Kuchino I.), Japan.

Comment

See account (as Polypedates japonicus) by Okada, 1966, Fauna Japon., Anura: 178-182; see also Stejneger, 1907, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 58: 155, and (as Rhacophorus japonicus) Nakamura and Ueno, 1963, Japan. Rept. Amph. Color: 63-64. See Shibata and Matsui, 1985, Bull. Osaka Mus. Nat. Hist., 38: 1-4, and Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 19, for a discussion of nomenclatural confusion surrounding the name Rana macropus. Nishioka, Sumida, Ohta, and Suzuki, 1987, Sci. Rep. Lab. Amph. Biol. Hiroshima Univ., 9: 53-96, reported on geographic variation in allozymes. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 248-249, provided a brief account of the Chinese population, a map, and figure. See Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 19, for a discussion of nomenclature and their interpretation of Article 59.3 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (1999). Maeda and Matsui, 1990, Frogs Toads Japan, Ed. 2: 170-173, provided an account for Japan. Goris and Maeda, 2004, Guide Amph. Rept. Japan: 111-113, provided an account, map, and photograph. Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 34-35, provided a brief account for Taiwan. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 656-660, provided an account for Taiwan and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 422, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 494-495, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for Taiwan. Tominaga, Matsui, Eto, and Ota, 2015, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 32: 240–247, reported on molecular biogeography. 

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