Amolops latopalmatus (Boulenger, 1882)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Amolops > Species: Amolops latopalmatus

Rana latopalmata Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 464. Syntypes: BMNH (at least 6 specimens), by original designation. Type locality: "Tenasserim" (= Tanintharyi), Myanmar. 

Rana (Hylorana) latopalmata — Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 217.

Hylorana latopalmata — Deckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 144.

Amolops latopalmatus — Wang, Bhattarai, Wu, Che, and Siler, 2020, Zootaxa, 4819: 145. See comment. 

English Names

None noted. 

Distribution

Known definitely only from the imprecise type locality in extreme southern Myanmar, although possibly into extreme southern Thailand. 

Comment

Removed from the synonymy by Wang, Lyu, Qi, Zeng, Zhang, Lu, and Wang, 2020, ZooKeys, 995ezembed: 143–158, where it had been placed by  Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 217. They suggested that this name was not a synonym of Amolops marmoratus, but possibly a senior synonym of Amolops panhai but did not resolve the issue. It is clear that the systematics of Amolops near to Amolops marmoratus remains deeply problematic. Dever, Fuiten, Konu, and Wilkinson, 2012, Copeia, 2012: 57-76, did not address this taxon. 

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