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; Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 423. 

English Names

Banjaran Frog (Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 362).

Highland Swamp Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 51). 


Highlands of the Malay Peninsula, Malaysia, and extreme southern Thailand (Yala Province).


Confused with Rana signata and Rana glandulosa prior to its description. The original publication covered external adult and larval morphology, habitat, and comments on systematics of near-relatives. 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. Chan-ard, Cota, and Makchai, 2011, Amph. E. Region Thailand: 144, detailed the range in Thailand. See comments on morphology and natural history in West Malaysia by Chan, Muin, Anuar, Andam, Razak, and Aziz, 2019, Check List, 15: 1055–1069. Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 362–363, provided a brief account (description, photographs, habitat, and range) for Thailand (in Thai).

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