Nidirana chapaensis (Bourret, 1937)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Nidirana > Species: Nidirana chapaensis

Hylarana chapaensis Bourret, 1937, Annexe Bull. Gen. Instr. Publique, Hanoi, 1937: 34. Syntypes: MNHNP 1938.58–65 and 1948.144–147 (12 specimens) (formerly LSNUH). MNHNP 1938.61 (formerly LSNUH Z 270) designated lectotype by Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 341. Type locality: "Chapa" (= Sa Pa), Lao Cai Province, Vietnam.

Rana (Hylarana) chapaensisBourret, 1937, Annexe Bull. Gen. Instr. Publique, Hanoi, 1937: 34; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42; by implication.

Hylarana chapaensis — Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 98. 

Rana (Hylorana) chapaensisGuibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 41.

Rana (Nidirana) chapaensisDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324.

Nidirana chapaensisChen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 237; Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 35. See comment under Ranidae record; Lyu, Zeng, Wang, Lin, Liu, and Wang, 2017, Amphibia-Reptilia, 38: 494. 

Babina chapaensisFrost, 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.

English Names

Chapa Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 106).

Glandular-sided Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 126). See comment.

Chapa Music Frog (Lyu, Zeng, Wang, Lin, Liu, and Wang, 2017, Amphibia-Reptilia, 38: 494). 

Sapa Harpist Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 47). 

Distribution

Lao Cai, Lai Chau, Ha Giang, Bac Giang, Ha Tinh, Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Son La, and Hoa Binh Province provinces,Vietnam, and Xieng Khouang and Salavan provinces, Laos; in adjacent Wenshan Prefecture, southeastern Yunnan, China. 

Comment

In the Rana (Nidirana) adenopleura group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324. See account by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 341–343, who considered it to be a member of the subgenus HylaranaStuart, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 477, provided specific localities for Laos. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 26, provided specific localities for Vietnam. Luu, Nguyen, Pham, Dang, Vu, Miskovic, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2013, Biodiversity J., 4: 285–300, reported the species in Phong Nha–Ke Bang National Park, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam. 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. Luu, Le, Do, Hoang, Nguyen, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 51–58, provided a record for Thuong Tien nature Reserve, Hoa Binh Province, Vietnam.  Ziegler, Tran, Nguyen, Perl, Wirk, Kulisch, Lehmann, Rauhaus, Nguyen, Le, and Vu, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 185–201, provided a record for Ha Giang Province and briefly discussed the range. Yuan, Liu, Wang, Wang, Chen, Jin, Wei, Zhou, and Che, 2019, Zootaxa, 4571: 580–588, provided the first record for Yunnan, China. Pham, Hoang, and Nguyen, 2018, J. Sci. Tech., Vietnam, 180: 67–71, reported the species from Sin Hoe forest, Lai Chau Province Vietnam. Li, Wei, Xu, Cui, Fei, Jiang, Liu, and Wang, 2019, PeerJ, 7(e7157): 1–27, suggested that populations in Laos may be a cryptic species. Reported from Son La Province, northwestern Vietnam, by Pham, Nguyen, Pham, Sung, Le, Vaxong, and Ziegler, 2022, Herpetol. Notes, 15: 169–178, who also provided descriptive notes on the new specimens. 

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