Indosylvirana Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Indosylvirana
13 species

Indosylvirana Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 188. Type species: Rana flavescens Jerdon, 1853. 

Bijurana Chandramouli, Hamidy, and Amarasinghe, 2020, Taprobanica, 9: 126. Type species: Hylorana nicobariensis Stoliczka, 1870. Synonymy by Chan, Abraham, Sanguila, and Brown, 2020, Zootaxa, 4877: 599. 

English Names

None noted. 

Distribution

India and Sri Lanka; southern Vietnam and southwestern Cambodia; Palawan Island and Sulu Archipelago (Philippines); Bali to Peninsular Thailand including Sumatra and Borneo (Malaysia, Indonesia, and likely to be found in Brunei); Nicobar Islands (Car Nicobar, Tillangchong, Tarasa, Katchal, Camorta, Nancowry, Pilo Milo, Little Nicobar, and Great Nicobar).

Comment

 See comment under Hylarana for access to relevant revisionary literature. Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 423, recovered Indosylvirana as polyphyletic with two species forming a near-basal monophyletic group within the hylaranines, Indosylvirana aurantiaca + Indosylvirana temporalis, and another species, Indosylvirana nicobariensis, about midway up the spine of the hylaranine tree. Whether this is due to alignment problems in the overall analysis (DRF's guess) of real polyphyly is at this juncture unknown. Nevertheless, the authors placed all genera of hylarainines other than Abavorana into the synonymy of Hylarana on the basis of their recovery of widespread non-monophyly of genera. 

Contained taxa (13 sp.):

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