Pulchrana siberu (Dring, McCarthy, and Whitten, 1990)

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

English Names

Siberut Island Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 109).


Siberut Island, Mentawai island group, and possibly montane forested regions of Sumatra (Bengkulu, Barisan Selatan, and Jambi).


In the Section Hylarana, subsection Hydrophylax, subgenus Pulchrana of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326. See identification table by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 84–86, to compare this species to other ranids of the Sunda Shelf region. See discussion and account by Brown and Guttman, 2002, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 76: 393–461, who noted the possibility of occurrence in Sumatra. Leong and Lim, 2004, Raffles Bull. Zool., 52: 261–263, provided the record from Peninsular Malaysia. Chan and Ahmad, 2009, Herpetol. Rev., 40: 294–301, provided an account for peninsular Malaysia, reported it from Kuala Gandah, Pahag, and commented on the range.  Chan, Brown, Lim, Ahmad, and Grismer, 2014, Herpetologica, 70: 231, noted that the records for Peninsular Malaysia were actually of a new species, Hylarana centropeninsularis.  

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