Pulchrana baramica (Boettger, 1900)

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

English Names

Masked Rough-sided Frog (Lim and Lim, 1992, Guide Amph. Rept. Singapore: 26).

Baram River Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 106).

Baram's Frog (Iskandar, 1998, Amph. Java Bali: 65).

Masked Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 126; based on specimens of Pulchrana baramica).

Brown Marsh Frog (Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 158; Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 59).

Distribution

Peninsular Malaysia, Java, Borneo (Malaysia and Indonesia), Sumatra, Singapore, and Bangka Island.

Comment

In the Section Hylarana, subsection Hydrophylax, subgenus Pulchrana of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326. (The sections and subsections rejected by 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: 1–370.) See accounts by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 182; Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 160–162. See also Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 61–62. Stuebing in Inger and Tan, 1996, Raffles Bull. Zool., 44: 561, suggested that this nominal species is a composite. See account for Java by Iskandar, 1998, Amph. Java Bali: 65–66, and Lim and Lim, 1992, Guide Amph. Rept. Singapore: 26. See brief account and photo by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 104–105. See Rana laterimaculata. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 126–127, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph, the specimens from Yala, Thailand; these specimens subsequently reidentified as Pulchrana laterimaculata by Chuaynkern, Inthara, Duengkae, and Thong-aree, 2008, J. Wildlife Thailand, 15: 29–36 (who excluded Pulchrana baramica from the Thailand fauna). Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 158, provided a brief description. Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 59, provided a photograph and brief account, as Rana baramica.

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