Pterorana Kiyasetuo and Khare, 1986

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Pterorana
1 species

Pterorana Kiyasetuo and Khare, 1986, Asian J. Explor. Sci., 1: 12. Type species: Pterorana khare Kiyasetuo and Khare, 1986, by monotypy.

English Names

Winged Ranid Frogs (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 11).


As for the single species.


Placed in synonymy (as a subgenus) of Rana by Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 329, but ranked as a genus by Chanda, Das, and Dubois, 2001 "2000", Hamadryad, 25: 108, on the basis of species autapomorphy. Frost, 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: 251, retained Pterorana as a genus pending its phylogenetic placement. Ao, Bardoloi, Ohler, and Grosjean, 2006, Alytes, 24: 22-39, discussed the morphology of the taxon and suggested that it is a member of the subsection Hydrophylax of Dubois (1992), including Amnirana, Humerana, Hydrophylax, Papurana, and Sylvirana, by possession humeral glands, but within this subsection excluded from Sylvirana and Humerana by lacking the apomorphies of those groups. They also mentioned similarities with OdorranaMuansanga, Decemson, Biakzuala, Laltlanhlui, Malsawmdawngliana, Hmar, Mathipi, Kumar, and Lalremsanga, 2021, Reptiles & Amphibians, 28: 205–212, suggested on a fragment of mtDNA that its closest relative of Hydrophylax leptoglossa, although other samples of nominal Hydrophylax leptoglossa in the same tree are phylogenetically distant, suggesting something is amiss.

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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