Abavorana luctuosa (Peters, 1871)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Abavorana > Species: Abavorana luctuosa

Limnodytes luctuosus Peters, 1871, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1871: 579. Holotype: MSNG 29344 according to Capocaccia, 1957, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 3, 69: 215. Type locality: "Sarawak", (Borneo) Malaysia.

Rana luctuosaBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 68.

Rana (Limnodytes) luctuosaMocquard, 1890, Nouv. Arch. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, 2: 122.

Rana decorata Mocquard, 1890, Nouv. Arch. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, 2: 145. Syntypes: MNHNP 1889.226-28, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 41. Type locality: "Bornéo . .. . Kina Balu", Sabah (Borneo), Malaysia. Synonymy by Boulenger, 1891, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 7: 342; Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 183; Van Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 196.

Rana (Hylorana) luctuosaBoulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 126.

Rana (Hylarana) luctuosaVan Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 196; Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 360; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42; by implication.

Hylorana luctuosaDeckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 144.

Rana (Pulchrana) luctuosaDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326.

Pulchrana luctuosaFrost, 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: 369; Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 33. See comment under Ranidae record.

Hylarana luctuosaChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13, by implication.

Abavorana luctuosaOliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 186. 

English Names

Malaysian Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 108).

Purple Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 134).

Mahogany Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 128; Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 159).

Distribution

Central peninsular Thailand and Malaya; Borneo.

Comment

In the Section Hylarana, subsection Hydrophylax, subgenus Pulchrana of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326. See accounts by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 183; Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 360-362, Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 451-453; and Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 206-207. See also account in Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 74-75. Thailand is range according to Khonsue and Thirakhupt, 2001, Nat. Hist. J. Chulalongkorn Univ., 1: 73. See brief account and photo by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 111-112. Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 163-165, provided an account. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 128-129, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 159, provided a brief description.  Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 176–192, discussed phylogenetics and placed the species in a new genus. Haas, Kueh, Joseph, bin Asri, Das, Hagmann, Schwander, and Hertwig, 2018, Evol. Syst., 2: 89–114, provided a brief account of morphology and natural history for the Sabah population. See comments on morphology and natural history in West Malaysia by Chan, Muin, Anuar, Andam, Razak, and Aziz, 2019, Check List, 15: 1055–1069.

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