Hylarana taipehensis (Van Denburgh, 1909)

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

English Names

Taipei Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 128; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 109; Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 88).

Taipeh Frog (Karsen, Lau, and Bogadek, 1986, Hong Kong Amph. Rept.: 27; Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 66; Schleich, Anders, and Kästle, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 80; Ahmed, Das, and Dutta, 2009, Amph. Rept. NE India: 43; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 79; Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 84).

Taipei Grass Frog (Guo, Yang, and Li, 2009, Colored Illust. Amph. Rept. Taiwan: 102). 

Two-striped Grass Frog (Karsen, Lau, and Bogadek, 1986, Hong Kong Amph. Rept.: 27; Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 88).

Striped Slender Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 128).

Taipei Slender Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 180).

White-banded Frog (Rana bilineata [no longer recognized]: Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 90–93).

Taiwanese Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 140).

White-striped Frog (Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 236).

Taipeh Slender Frog (Vassilieva, Galoyan, Poyarkov, and Geissler, 2016, Photograph. Field Guide Amph. Rept. Lowland S. Vietnam: 107).

Distribution

Southern China (southern Fujian west to eastern Yunnan, with an isolated population in southeastern Hunan, and including Taiwan and Hainan I.) to eastern Thailand (Chantaburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Udon Thani, Pitsanulok, Loei, Nongkhai, and Nakhon Ratchasima provinces), Vietnam (most of the country), Laos (Bolikhamxai Province), and Cambodia (Mondulkiri, Koh Kong, and Pursat provinces). See comment.  

Comment

With the redelimitation of many records by Hasan, Lai, Poyarkov, Ohler, Oliver, Kakehashi, Kurabayashi, and Sumida, 2019, Alytes, 37: 1–30, literature prior to 2019 needs to be used with caution; see accounts of Hylarana erythraea and Hylarana tytleri. Removed from the synonymy of Rana erythraea by Smith, 1923, J. Nat. Hist. Soc. Siam, 6: 205, where it had been placed by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20. Discussed by Pope, 1931, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 61: 539–540; Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 335–337; Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 199–201; Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 151–153; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 180–181. Karsen, Lau, and Bogadek, 1986, Hong Kong Amph. Rept.: 27, provided a brief account. See comments by Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 92: 22–23. Zhang and Wen, 2000, Amph. Guangxi: 90, provided an account for Guangxi. Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 90, stated that species to occur in Laos. Reported for southwestern Cambodia by Ohler, Swan, and Daltry, 2002, Raffles Bull. Zool., 50: 465–481. Stuart, 1999, in Duckworth et al. (eds.), Wildlife in Lao PDR: 48, reported the species in the Nakai Plateau and Annamite Mountains of Laos. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 140–141, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Teynié, David, Ohler, and Luanglath, 2004, Hamadryad, 29: 38, provided a record and comments for Laos. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 31, provided specific localities for Vietnam and (p. 149) a photograph. Stuart, Sok, and Neang, 2006, Raffles Bull. Zool., 54: 141–142, provided a record for eastern Cambodia. Stuart, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 478, provided a record for Khammouan Province, Laos.Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 88–89, provided a brief account (as Rana taipehensis) for Taiwan. Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 236–238, provided an account. Neang and Holden, 2008, Field Guide Amph. Cambodia: 84, provided a photograph, brief account of identification, ecology, and range in Cambodia. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 74, provided a brief account (as Rana taipehensis) for Yunnan, China. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1191–1196, provided an account, figures, and map for China. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 302–303, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Chan-ard, Cota, and Makchai, 2011, Amph. E. Region Thailand: 146, detailed the range in Thailand. Shi, 2011, Amph. Rept. Fauna Hainan: 107–109, provided an account for Hainan as Rana taipehensis. Hasan, Islam, Khan, Alam, Kurabayashi, Igawa, Kuramoto, and Sumida, 2012, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 29: 162–172, discussed the possibility of cryptic species, recognized on the basis of molecular evidence, noting that unnamed populations from Bangladesh are more closely related to Hylarana macrodactyla than to Hylarana taipehensis. Hecht, Pham, Nguyen, Nguyen, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2013, Biodiversity J., 4: 507–552, reported a record from Tay Yen Tu Nature Reserve, Bac Giang Province, northeastern Vietnam and discussed the range. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 342–343, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China. See account, photograph, and map for Vietnam in Vassilieva, Galoyan, Poyarkov, and Geissler, 2016, Photograph. Field Guide Amph. Rept. Lowland S. Vietnam: 107–108. Guo, Yang, and Li, 2009, Colored Illust. Amph. Rept. Taiwan: 102–103, provided a brief account, photographs, and map, as Rana taipehensisTeynié, Nguyen, Lorvelec, Piquet, Lottier, and David, 2014, Bull. Soc. Herpetol. France, 151: 28, provided a record from Bolikhamxai Province, Laos, and discussed the range. Shen, 2014, Fauna Hunan, Amph.: 240–243, provided an account for Hunan, China, although this identification requires verification. Li, 2011, Amph. Rept. Guangdong: 50, provided a brief account for Guangdong, China, and photograph. Pham, Do, Ngo, Tran, Ziegler, and Nguyen, 2020, Check List, 16: 1025–1041, provided a record from Hai Ha District, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam, on the Guangxi, China, border. Makchai, Chuaynkern, Safoowong, Chuachat, and Cota, 2020, Amph. N. Thailand: 135, provided a brief account, photographs, and a range map for Thailand. 

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