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; including BMNH 1882.2.10.14–19 (reregistered 1947.2.4.19–23) according to museum records, the remaining specimens not located. 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. 


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

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Myanmar

Endemic: Myanmar


Removed from the synonymy by Wang, Lyu, Qi, Zeng, Zhang, Lu, and Wang, 2020, ZooKeys, 995: 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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