Papurana milneana (Loveridge, 1948)

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

Rana grisea milneana Loveridge, 1948, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 101: 414. Holotype: USNM 119173, by original designation. Type locality: "Kwatto Branch Mission, 50 feet, Milne Bay, British New Guinea", now in Papua New Guinea.

Rana milneanaKraus and Allison, 2007, Herpetol. Monogr., 21: 55.

Hylarana milneanaFrost, 2008, Amph. Spec. World, vers. 5.2. Based on results of Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 3; Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 525, by implication.

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

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

English Names

None noted.


Upland areas of Milne Bay, Morobe, Northern and Central Provinces, Papua New Guinea, and from Fergusson and Normanby Islands of the d'Entrecasteaux group and tentatively from Sudest Islands in the Louisiade Islands.


Removed from the synonymy of Rana daemeli by Kraus and Allison, 2007, Herpetol. Monogr., 21: 55, where it had been placed by Menzies, 1987, Aust. J. Zool., 35: 399. Kraus, 2010, Herpetol. Rev., 41: 246-248, provided the records for Northern and Morobe Provinces, Papua New Guinea. Kraus, 2013, Herpetol. Rev., 44: 277, provided a record from Mount Dayman, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea.

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