Limnonectes poilani (Bourret, 1942)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Limnonectes > Species: Limnonectes poilani

Rana kohchangae poilani Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 265. Holotype: Not stated although  MNHNP 1948.0127 according to Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 25 Type locality: "Dong-Tam-Ve", Quang Tri Province, southern Vietnam.

Limnonectes poilaniOhler, Swan, and Daltry, 2002, Raffles Bull. Zool., 50: 471.

English Names

Poilane's Frog (Neang and Holden, 2008, Field Guide Amph. Cambodia: 95; Vassilieva, Galoyan, Poyarkov, and Geissler, 2016, Photograph. Field Guide Amph. Rept. Lowland S. Vietnam: 93). 

Poilan's Frog (Pham, Phan, Do, and Nguyen, 2019, Tap-Chi-Sinh-Hoc, 41 (2se1&2se2): 174).

Poilan's Fanged Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 25). 

Distribution

Southern Vietnam (Quang Binh Province southwards to Lam Dong and Dong Nai provinces) and adjacent Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia; expected to occur in adjacent Laos.

Comment

Confused with Limnonectes kohchangae until recognized as a distinct species by Ohler, Swan, and Daltry, 2002, Raffles Bull. Zool., 50: 471. Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 87, stated the species (as Limnonectes kohchangae) to occur in Cambodia and southern Vietnam. Reported for southwestern Cambodia by Ohler, Swan, and Daltry, 2002, Raffles Bull. Zool., 50: 465–481. Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 127, provided a brief characterization (as Limnonectes kohchangae) and photograph, which Ohler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 101, noted was of a specimen of Rana glandulosa. Stuart, Sok, and Neang, 2006, Raffles Bull. Zool., 54: 138–139, provided a record for Cambodia. Bain, Nguyen, and Doan, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 109, provided records from Thua Thien-Hue and Lam Dong Provinces, Vietnam. Neang and Holden, 2008, Field Guide Amph. Cambodia: 95, provided a photograph, brief account of identification, ecology, and range in Cambodia. See account, photograph, and map for Vietnam in Vassilieva, Galoyan, Poyarkov, and Geissler, 2016, Photograph. Field Guide Amph. Rept. Lowland S. Vietnam: 93–95. Pham, Phan, Do, and Nguyen, 2019, Tap-Chi-Sinh-Hoc, 41 (2se1&2se2): 174–175, reported collection sites in Khanh Hoa and Ninh Thuan provinces, Vietnam, and described the specimens, provided a photograph and ecological notes, and summarized the range in Vietnam by province. Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 25, suggested that the species would be found in nearby Laos. 

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