Papurana aurata (Günther, 2003)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Papurana > Species: Papurana aurata

Rana (Papurana) aurata Günther, 2003, Mitt. Mus. Naturkd. Berlin, Zool., 79: 208. Holotype: ZMB 58694, by original designation. Type locality: "at 54 km along the Nabire-Mapia road, about 30 km SE of Nabire, 750 m a.s.l., 3° 29′ 517″ S, 135° 43′ 913″ E., Papua, Province of Indonesia". Note that the original latitude and longitudes are impossible and therefore in error and should be corrected to 3° 29.517′ S, 135° 43.913′ E (A. Allison, personal communication).

Sylvirana aurataFrost, 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: 370.

Hylarana aurataChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 3, by implication; Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 525, by implication.

Papurana aurataFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 34. See comment under Ranidae record.

Papurana aurata — Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 190. 

English Names

None noted.


Vicinity of the Biological State of Pusppenssat, ca. 30 km southeast of Nabire, Papua (New Guinea), Indonesia.


Most similar to Rana volkerjane according to the original publication. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 70, provided a brief account.

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