Allopaa Ohler and Dubois, 2006

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Allopaa
2 species

Allopaa Ohler and Dubois, 2006, Zoosystema, 28: 780. Type species: Rana (Paa) hazarensis Dubois and Khan, 1979, by original designation.

English Names

None noted.


Kashmir region of Pakistan and India.


Stated in the original publication to form the sister taxon of remaining Paini, although the results of Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297, that Paini is paraphyletic was not addressed. The phylogenetic placement of this taxon was not addressed by Che, Hu, Zhou, Murphy, Papenfuss, Chen, Rao, Li, and Zhang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 50: 59-73. The phylogenetic placement of this taxon was also not addressed by Che, Zhou, Hu, Papenfuss, Wake, and Zhang, 2010, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 107: 13765-13770, or Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583. Hofmann, Masroor, and Jablonski, 2021, ZooKeys, 1049: supplementary information, provided molecular data that suggests that recognition of Allopaa is the sister taxon of Nanorana (Chaparana) and together the sister taxon of Nanorana (Nanorana), rendering Nanorana, as currently recognized, paraphyletic.  Akram, Rais, López-Hervas, Tarvin, Saeed, Bolnick, and Cannatella, 2021, Ecol. Evol., 11: 14184, also found in their mtDNA tree that recognition of Allopaa renders Nanorana paraphyletic, although they did not render the taxonomic remedy. Hofmann, Jablonski, Litvinchuk, Masroor, and Schmidt, 2021, PeerJ, 9 (e11793): 1–22, suggested on molecular grounds that Allopaa renders Nanorana paraphyletic but did not remedy the issue taxonomically, pending more data acquisition.    

Contained taxa (2 sp.):

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