Aquarana Dubois, 1992

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Aquarana
7 species

Aquarana Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 331. Type species: Rana catesbeiana Shaw, 1802, by original designation. Proposed as a subgenus of Rana

AquaranaDubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 245. Treatment as a genus. 

English Names

None noted. 


Eastern North America, except southern Florida, north to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, southern Quebec, and southern Ontario (Canada), west to the central plains and south to Hidalgo, Puebla, and adjacent Veracruz (Mexico); introduced on Cuba, Isla de Juventud (= Isla de Pinos), Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, and Jamaica in the Antilles; introduced widely in the rest of the world including the Netherlands, Bordeaux region of France, Belgium, northern Italy, western Spain, Crete, Malaya (Malaysia), Java, Bali, Japan, southern and western Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guiana, Paraguay, Venezuela, Uruguay, northern Thailand, Korea, and Taiwan and Daishan Island, Zheiang Province, as well as Hong Kong, Guangdong, and Xinjiang, China, and Bali, Indonesia. 


 Austin, Lougheed, Moler, and Boag, 2003, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 80, reported on the phylogenetics and zoogeography of the Rana catesbeiana group. MacGuigan, Mount, Watkins-Colwell, Near, and Lambert, 2022, Ichthyol. & Herpetol., 110: 602–617, reported on the molecular phylogenetics of Aquarana, as part of Rana.

Contained taxa (7 sp.):

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