Papurana volkerjane (Günther, 2003)

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

Rana (Papurana) volkerjane Günther, 2003, Mitt. Mus. Naturkd. Berlin, Zool., 79: 218. Holotype: ZMB 64005, by original designation. Type locality: "in the Wondiwoi Mountains at the base of the Wandammen Peninsula, about 8 km west of the coastal village of Yeretuar, at 550 m a.s.l., 2° 46′ S, 134° 37′ E, Papua, Province of Indonesia".

Sylvirana volkerjaneFrost, 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 volkerjaneChe, 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 volkerjaneFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 34; Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 190. 

English Names

None noted.


Eastern slopes of the Wondiwoi Mountains, 250-700 m elevation, Papua (New Guinea), Indonesia; Bewani and Torricelli mountains, West Sepik Province, and Prince Alexander Mountains of East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea.


Most similar to Rana aurata according to the original publication. Kraus and Allison, 2006, Herpetol. Rev., 37: 364-368, provided the first records for Papua New Guinea. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 74, provided a brief account. Kraus, 2013, Herpetol. Rev., 44: 278, provided a record from the Prince Alexander Mountains, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea.

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