Pulchrana sundabarat Chan, Abraham, Grismer, and Brown, 2020

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

Pulchrana sundabarat Chan, Abraham, Grismer, and Brown, 2020, Raffles Bull. Zool., 68: 882. Holotype: ZRC 1.10388, by original designation. Type locality: "Bunker Trail, Panti Forest Reserve, Johor, Malaysia". http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:119D55CA-209E-4E88-9DB9-93CDD3C01A8C 

English Names

Western Sunda Spotted Stream Frog (Chan, Abraham, Grismer, and Brown, 2020, Raffles Bull. Zool., 68: 882). g

Malaysian Beautiful Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 52). 

Distribution

Southern Thailand (south of the Isthmus of Kra), Peninsular Malaysia, and Sumatra (Indonesia)

Comment

Formerly confused with Pulchrana picturata, from which it differs in call, color pattern, morphology, and molecular markers, according to the original publication. See Pulchrana signata and Pulchrana picturata for older literature possibly under those names.  See comments on morphology and natural history (as Pulchrana picturata) in West Malaysia by Chan, Muin, Anuar, Andam, Razak, and Aziz, 2019, Check List, 15: 1055–1069. See brief account (as Pulchrana picturata) by Grismer, 2012, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Seribuat Arch.: 75-78, for the Seribuat Archipelago, West Malaysia. Sumarli, Grismer, Anuar, Muin, and Quah, 2015, Check List, 11(4, Art. 1679): 13 reported specimens (as Pulchrana picturata) from Lata Tembata and from the base of Mount Lawit, Terregganu, West Malaysia, and briefly reported on their morphology and habitat. Sumatra excluded from range by Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 52, for undisclosed reasons; mapped there (Padang and Bengkulu) by Chan, Abraham, Grismer, and Brown, 2020, Raffles Bull. Zool., 68: 881. 

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