Ombrana Dubois, 1992

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Ombrana
1 species

Ombrana Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 318. Type species: Rana sikimensis Jerdon, 1870, by original designation. Proposed as a subgenus of Chaparana.

English Names

Circular-flapped Frogs (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 5).


Himalayan region of West Bengal, Sikkim, and Assam (India) and Nepal; possibly into Bhutan.


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: 242, recognized Ombrana as a distinct genus pending its phylogenetic placement via publication of evidence. Jiang, Dubois, Ohler, Tillier, Chen, Xie, and Stöck, 2005, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 22: 353-362, in their revision of Paini, did not mention this taxon. Ohler and Dubois, 2006, Zoosystema, 28: 781; without discussion of evidence placed Ombrana into an explicitly paraphyletic subgenus Paa of their genus Chaparana. See further comment under Nanorana. To be conservative in an evidentiary sense, Ombrana is retained here as a genus pending evidence of its placement being brought to bear. Che, Hu, Zhou, Murphy, Papenfuss, Chen, Rao, Li, and Zhang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 50: 59-73, did not address the phylogenetic placement of this taxon. Not addressed 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.

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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