Pulchrana banjarana (Leong and Lim, 2003)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Pulchrana > Species: Pulchrana banjarana

Rana (Hylarana) banjarana Leong and Lim, 2003, Raffles Bull. Zool., 51: 117. Holotype: ZRC 1.8325, by original designation. Type locality: "bank of a gentle, slow-flowing stream (1 m wide, 20 cm deep) in montane forest, feeding into main river of Parit Falls, Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia (4° 28′ N, 101° 23′ E, ca. 1,300 m asl)".

Pulchrana banjaranaFrost, 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: 369. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 33;  Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 191.

Hylarana banjaranaChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13, by implication. 

English Names

None noted.


Highlands of the Malay Peninsula, Malaysia, and extreme southern Thailand.


Confused with Rana signata and Rana glandulosa prior to its description. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Rana banjarana) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 631. See comments on morphology and natural history in West Malaysia by Chan, Muin, Anuar, Andam, Razak, and Aziz, 2019, Check List, 15: 1055–1069.

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