Chalcorana macrops (Boulenger, 1897)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Chalcorana > Species: Chalcorana macrops

Rana macrops Boulenger, 1897, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1897: 233. Syntypes: BMNH (8 specimens); NHMB 1022 (presumably exchanged from BM) designated lectotype by Forcart, 1946, Verh. Naturforsch. Ges. Basel, 57: 128. Type locality: "Masarang Mts., Matinang Mts., 3300 feet, and Takalekadjo Mts., towards Lake Posso, 3000 feet", Celebes, Indonesia; restricted to Takalekadjo Mts., towards Lake Possi, 3000 feet, by lectotype designation.

Rana (Hylorana) macropsBoulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 127.

Rana (Hylarana) macropsVan Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 193. Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42; by implication.

Rana (Chalcorana) macropsDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 328.

Hydrophylax macropsFrost, 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 macropsChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13, by implication; Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 423. 

Chalcorana macropsFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 33; Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 187. 

English Names

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


Elevations of 900-1000 m in central and northern Sulawesi, Indonesia.


See account by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 203. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Rana macrops) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 633. Wanger, Motzke, Saleh, and Iskandar, 2011, Salamandra, 47: 17-29, reported the species from central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 423, recovered this species as phylogenetically isolated (and the sister taxon of Indosylvirana nicobariensis) from the otherwise monophyletic Chalcorana.  

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