Amnirana amnicola (Perret, 1977)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Amnirana > Species: Amnirana amnicola

Hylarana amnicola Perret, 1977, Rev. Suisse Zool., 84: 855. Holotype: MHNG 1551.43, by original designation. Type locality: "Ilanga, Eséka, Cameroun méridional".

Rana amnicolaPerret, 1985, In Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 480.

Rana (Hylarana) amnicolaDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42, by implication.

Rana (Amnirana) amnicolaDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324.

Amnirana amnicolaChanning, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 266, by implication; Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 33. See comment under Ranidae record.

Hydrophylax amnicolaFrost, 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: 368.

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

Amnirana amnicola —  Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 187. 

English Names

Ilanga Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 106).

Stream White-lipped Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 390). 

Distribution

Central and western Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and northwestern Rep. Congo (see comment).

Comment

In the Rana (Amnirana) albolabris group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324. De la Riva, 1994, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 8: 135, provided a record for Equatorial Guinea. Frétey and Blanc, 2002 "2001", Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 126: 385, reported this species from Gabon. Lasso, Rial, Castroviejo, and De la Riva, 2002, Graellsia, 58: 21-34, provided notes (as Amnirana amnicola) on ecological distribution in Equatorial Guinea. Penner and Rödel, 2007, in Butynski and McCullough (eds.), RAP Bull. Biol. Assessment, 46: 37-41, provided a record for north-central Dem. Rep. Congo, although this record is out of range according to the map provided by Jongsma, Barej, Barratt, Burger, Conradie, Ernst, Greenbaum, Hirschfeld, Leaché, Penner, Portik, Zassi-Boulou, Rödel, and Blackburn, 2018, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 120: 275. Jongsma, Tobi, Dixon-MacCallum, Bamba-Kaya, Yoga, Mbega, Mve Beh, Emrich, and Blackburn, 2017, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 11 (1: e144): 16, provided records for southeastern Gabon and briefly discussed habitat and range. Deichmann, Mulcahy, Vanthomme, Tobi, Wynn, Zimkus, and McDiarmid, 2017, PLoS One, 12 (11: e0187283): 24, reported molecular evidence in support of an unnamed lineage (their Amnirana cf. amnicola") in Rep. Congo. Dewynter, Frétey, Jongsma, Bamba-Kaya, and Pauwels, 2018, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 18: 16, provided a brief account and photographs from the Monts Birougou area of Gabon. Dewynter and Frétey, 2019, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 27: 40, summarized the literature for Gabon and provided photographs (p. 66). Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 392–393, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. See brief account, photographs, and range map for Equatorial Guinea in Sánchez-Vialas, Calvo-Revuelta, Castroviejo-Fisher, and De la Riva, 2020, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 66: 137–230. 

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