Nanorana vicina (Stoliczka, 1872)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Nanorana > Species: Nanorana vicina

English Names

Himalaya Paa Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 103).

Stoliczka's Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 66).

Murree Frog (Khan, 2002, Bull. Chicago Herpetol. Soc., 37: 161; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 33).


Himalayan front of India and north-central Pakistan from Kashmir, Himanchal Pradesh to Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh.


Discussed by Dubois, 1980 "1978", C. R. Séances Soc. Biogeogr., 55: 167-169. See comment under Nanorana pleskei. Removed from the synonymy of Rana blanfordii, by Annandale, 1909, Rec. Indian Mus., 3: 282, where it had been placed by Boulenger, 1905, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 16: 640. Annandale, in the same paper considered Rana vicina to be a synonym of Rana liebigii (following Boulenger, 1890, Fauna Brit. India, Rept. Batr.: 445, who suggested this as a possibly synonymy). Removed from the synonymy of Rana assamensis by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 85, where it had been placed by Annandale, 1917, Mem. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 6: 137. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 142, provided a brief account (as Rana vicina). Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 140-141, provided range, systematic comments, and partial taxonomic bibliography. Khan, 2006, Amph. Rept. Pakistan: 65-66, provided an account for Pakistan. Mehta, 2005, in Alfred (ed.), Fauna W. Himalaya, Part 2: 270, reported the species in Himanchal Pradesh, India, without noting specific localities. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted one larval description and figure in the literature.  Not addressed, and therefore not assigned to subgenus, by Che, Zhou, Hu, Papenfuss, Wake, and Zhang, 2010, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 107: 13765-13770, and Che, Zhou, Hu, Papenfuss, Wake, and Zhang, 2010, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., doi:10.1073/pnas.1008415107/-/DCSupplemental: 2. Masroor, 2012, Contr. Herpetol. N. Pakistan: 65–66, provided an account for northern Pakistan. Gill, Rais, Safeed, Ahmed, and Akram, 2020, Zootaxa, 4759: 440–442, described larval morphology. 

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