Occidozyga obscura (Gray, 1831)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Occidozyginae > Genus: Occidozyga > Species: Occidozyga obscura

Houlema obscura Gray, 1831, Zool. Misc., Part 1: 38. Holotype: BMNH 1932.5.1.2, by inference of Dubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 245–246. Type locality: "China"; likely Macao, according to Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 137. Synonymy with Occidozyga lima by Dubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 245–246. See comment.

Oxyglossa lima var. chinens Müller, 1878, Verh. Naturforsch. Ges. Basel, 6: 580. Type(s): NHMB. Type locality: "Lilong, Prov. Kanton", China. Nomen nudum. Synonymy with Occidozyga lima by Stejneger, 1925, Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus., 66: 33. See comment. 

Osteosternum amoyense Wu, 1929, Contrib. Biol. Lab. Sci. Soc., China, Zool. Ser., 5: 3. Holotype: 1038, Zool. Mus., Biol. Lab., Sci. Soc. China, Nanking. Type locality: "a rice field near campus of the University of Amoy". Synonymy with Occidozyga lima by Smith, 1931, Bull. Raffles Mus., 5: 16; Pope, 1931, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 61: 481; Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 398–400. See comment.

Occidozyga obscuraLyu, Wang, Zeng, Luo, Zhang, Guo, Ren, Qi, Mo, and Wang, 2022, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 72: 504. 

English Names

Chinese Floating Frog (Lyu, Wang, Zeng, Luo, Zhang, Guo, Ren, Qi, Mo, and Wang, 2022, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 72: 504). 

Lurid Houlema (Houlema obscuraGray, 1831, Zool. Misc., Part 1: 38).

Distribution

Southeastern China in the provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi, Hong Kong, Macao, and Fujian into adjacent Yunnan; presumably extending into adjacent eastern Myanmar, northern Laos, and northern Vietnam. 

Comment

See accounts (as Occidozyga lima) by Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 166–168; Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 312; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 246–248. Yang and Zhao, 2005, Sichuan J. Zool., 24: 309–311, provided a specific location and habitat (as Occidozyga lima). Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 89, provided a brief account (as Occidozyga lima) for Yunnan, China. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1587–1591, provided an account (as Occidozyga lima), figures, and range map for China. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 418, provided a brief account (as Occidozyga lima) including photographs. Shi, 2011, Amph. Rept. Fauna Hainan: 88–89, provided an account (as Occidozyga lima) for Hainan. Li, 2011, Amph. Rept. Guangdong: 63–64, provided a brief account (as Occidozyga lima) for Guangdong, China, and photograph. Li, 2011, Amph. Rept. Guangdong: 64, provided a brief account for Guangdong, China, and photograph. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 490, provided an account (as Occidozyga lima), photographs, and a range map for China. Lyu, Wang, Zeng, Luo, Zhang, Guo, Ren, Qi, Mo, and Wang, 2022, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 72: 495–512, excluded populations in China formerly associated with this name to Occidozyga obscura and noted that, except for Java, the stated range is composed of unnamed species. Removed from the synonymy of Occidozyga lima by Lyu, Wang, Zeng, Luo, Zhang, Guo, Ren, Qi, Mo, and Wang, 2022, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 72: 504, where it had been placed by Dubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 245–246. Lyu et al., 2022, provided a detailed account, including morphology, molecular markers, natural history, conservation status, and distribution. See also comments under Occidozyga lima for access to literature that may have addressed these populations as part of Occidozyga lima.

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