Hylarana debussyi (Van Kampen, 1910)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Hylarana > Species: Hylarana debussyi

Rana debussyi Van Kampen, 1910, Natuurkd. Tijdschr. Nederl. Indie, 69: 23. Holotype: ZMA; now lost according to Van Tuijl, 1995, Bull. Zool. Mus. Univ. Amsterdam, 14: 128. Type locality: "Bander Baru liegt im Battak Gebirge, etwa 1000 M. hoch" (=Bander Baru in the Battak Mountains, 1000 m elevation), Deli, Sumatra.

Rana (Hylorana) debussyiBoulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 126.

Rana (Hylarana) debussyiVan Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 197; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42; by implication.

Rana (Pulchrana) debussyiDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326.

Pulchrana debussyiFrost, 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: 369. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 33;  Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 188 (provisional arrangement). 

Hylarana debussyiChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13, by implication; Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 538, by implication. 

English Names

Battak Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 107).


Batak Mountains, Sumatra (Indonesia).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia

Endemic: Indonesia


In the Section Hylarana, subsection Hydrophylax, subgenus Pulchrana of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326. See account by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 184. See identification table by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 84-86, to compare this species to other ranids of the Sunda Shelf region.

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