Humerana Dubois, 1992

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Humerana
4 species

Humerana Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324. Type species: Rana humeralis Boulenger, 1887, by original designation. Proposed as a subgenus of Rana.

English Names

None noted.


Eastern Nepal, northeastern India, and eastern Bangladesh at low elevations; presumably in intermediate regions of Bhutan and India through Myanmar and Peninsular Thailand to Malaya.


In the Section Hylarana, subsection Hydrophylax, subgenus Humerana of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324. Frost, 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: 250, regarded Humerana as a genus, rather than a subgenus of Rana, pending its phylogenetic placement. Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13, did not address this taxon. Matsui, Shimada, Ota, and Tanaka-Ueno, 2005, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 37: 733-742, found Humerana (exemplar Humerana miopus) to be imbedded phylogenetically within Hylarana sensu Frost et al. (2006) and therefore within Hylarana sensu Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, in their study of Genbank sequences confirmed the placement of Humerana miopus within Hylarana, although their adoption of a paraphyletic and antiquated taxonomy makes this difficult to appreciate. Hasan, Islam, Khan, Alam, Kurabayashi, Igawa, Kuramoto, and Sumida, 2012, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 29: 162-172, also confirmed the placement of Humerana within Hylarana. Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 423, included one exemplar of Humerana (Humerana miopus) in their large molecular tree, which was recovered in a monophyletic group with Hylarana lateralis and Sylvirana guentheri. On the basis of a general lack of resolution of genera of the hylaranines in their tree, these authors placed Humerana into the synonymy of Hylarana

Contained taxa (4 sp.):

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