Fejervarya vittigera (Wiegmann, 1834)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Fejervarya > Species: Fejervarya vittigera

Rana vittigera Wiegmann, 1834, in Meyen (ed.), Reise in die Erde K. Preuss. Seehandl., 3(Zool.): 505. Subsequently published by Wiegmann, 1834, Nova Acta Phys. Med. Acad. Caesar Leopold Carol., Halle, 17: 255. Syntypes: ZMB 3269 (2 specimens) and 3270 (2 specimens); largest specimen of two specimens under ZMB 3269 designated lectotype by Dubois and Ohler, 2000, Alytes, 18: 40. Type locality: "sowohl auf der Insel Luçon in der Laguna de Bay, als auch in China"; restricted to Laguna de Bay, Luzon, Philippine Is., by lectotype designation of Dubois and Ohler, 2000, Alytes, 18: 40. See comment on date of publication.

Rana limnocharis vittigeraInger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 267.

Rana (Fejervarya) vittigeraDubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 151.

Euphlyctis limnocharis vittigeraPoynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 124, by implication.

Limnonectes (Fejervarya) vittigerDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 61.

Fejervarya vittigeraIskandar, 1998, Amph. Java Bali: 71, by implication; Dubois and Ohler, 2000, Alytes, 18: 35; Fei, Ye, Jiang, and Xie, 2002, Herpetol. Sinica, 9: 92.

English Names

Luzon Wart Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 100).

Common Pond Frog (Gaulke, 2011, Herpetofauna Panay Island: 79).


Low elevation ponds and flooded rice fields of the Philippine Islands, below 1000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Philippines

Endemic: Philippines


Elevated from subspecies status under Rana limnocharis by Dubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 151, where it had been considered by Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 267-274. See account by Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 267-274 (as Rana limnocharis vittigera). Formerly considered a synonym of Limnonectes cancrivorus by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 23. Dubois and Ohler, 2000, Alytes, 18: 40-43, redescribed the lectotype. The name Rana vittigera was published twice: first in 1834 (Wiegmann, 1834, in Meyen (ed.), Reise in die Erde K. Preuss. Seehandl., 3(Zool.)), and then in early 1835 (Wiegmann, 1834, Nova Acta Phys. Med. Acad. Caesar Leopold Carol., Halle, 17: 185-268). For additional discussion see Lavilla, 1997, Cuad. Herpetol., 11: 75-80, Anonymous, 1910, Cat. Books Mss Maps Brit. Mus., Vol. 3, and Bauer and Adler, 2001, Arch. Nat. Hist., London, 28: 313-326. Gaulke, 2011, Herpetofauna Panay Island: 79-80, provided a brief account for Panay Island, Philippines. See brief notes for Mindanao, Philippines, by Sanguila, Cobb, Siler, Diesmos, Alcala, and Brown, 2016, ZooKeys, 624: 27. Meneses, Siler, Alviola, Balatibat, Gonzalez, Natividad, and Brown, 2022, Check List, 18: 941–984, discussed its habitat on Sibuyan I, Philippines.

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