Pulchrana laterimaculata (Barbour and Noble, 1916)

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

English Names

Side-spotted Swamp Frog (Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 158).


Singapore; Sarawak (Borneo); Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand (Narathiwat Province); Natuna Besar Island, Indonesia.


Removed from the synonymy of Rana baramica by Leong, Matsui, Yong, and Hamid, 2003, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 22: 17–27 (and who redescribed the species), where it had been placed by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 160–162. Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 158, provided a brief description. Chuaynkern, Inthara, Duengkae, and Thong-aree, 2008, J. Wildlife Thailand, 15: 29–36, summarized the history of confusion of Pulchrana baramica and Pulchrana laterimaculata in Thailand, noting that, with the recognition of Pulchrana laterimaculata, Pulchrana baramica was no longer a member of the Thailand fauna. Thong-aree, Chan-ard, Cota, and Makchai, 2011, Thailand Nat. Hist. Mus. J., 5: 99–106, reported the species from Bala Forest, Narathiwat, extreme southern Thailand. Shahriza and Ibrahim, 2014, Check List, 10: 253–259, provided a photograph and brief natural history observations for a population in Kedah, West Malaysia. Sumarli, Grismer, Anuar, Muin, and Quah, 2015, Check List, 11(4, Art. 1679): 13, reported specimens from Lata Belatan, Terregganu, West Malaysia, and briefly reported on their morphology and habitat.

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