Sphaerotheca swani (Myers and Leviton, 1956)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Sphaerotheca > Species: Sphaerotheca swani

Rana swani Myers and Leviton In Leviton, Myers, and Swan, 1956, Occas. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Stanford Univ., 1: 7. Holotype: CAS-SU 15371, by original designation. Type locality: "Dharan, eastern Nepal, at an altitude of 1000 feet". Synonymy by Dubois, 2004, Alytes, 21: 178. See comment.

Tomopterna swani — Dubois, 1976, Cah. Nepal., Doc., 6: 12.

Rana (Tomopterna) swani — Dubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 233, by implication; Dubois, 1983, Alytes, 2: 165.

Tomopterna (Sphaerotheca) swani — Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 57.

Sphaerotheca swani — Vences, Glaw, Kosuch, Das, and Veith, 2000, Lourenço and Goodman (eds.), Diversité et Endéémisme à Madagascar: 232; Dahanukar, Sulakhe, and Padhye, 2017, J. Threatened Taxa, 9: 10279.

English Names

Dharan Bullfrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 110).


Eastern Nepal, 150–305 m elevation.


See Shah and Tiwari, 2004, Herpetofauna Nepal: 76, for brief account. Anders, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 313-315, provided for Sphaerotheca swani an account, figure, and map for the Nepal population. Dahanukar, Sulakhe, and Padhye, 2017, J. Threatened Taxa, 9: 10279–10280, reviewed the taxonomic history and pictured the holotype.

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