Rana culaiensis Li, Lu, and Li, 2008

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Rana > Species: Rana culaiensis

Rana culaiensis Li, Lu, and Li, 2008, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 11: 63. Holotype: YT 050526007, by original designation. Type locality: "Mt. Culai (117° 18′ E, 36° 02′ N), Taian City, Shandong province, China . . ., at 900 m elevation".

Rana (Rana) culaiensis — Yuan, Zhou, Chen, Poyarkov, Chen, Jang-Liaw, Chou, Matzke, Iizuka, Min, Kuzmin, Zhang, Cannatella, Hillis, and Che, 2016, Syst. Biol., 65: 835.

English Names

Culai Brown Frog (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 306). 

Distribution

Known only from the type locality (Mount Culai, Taian City, Shandong Province, China, 900 m elevation) as well as populations provisionally assigned to this species in Chongqing and east-central Guizhou (Zhujiashan Nature Reserve, Huangpin). 

Comment

In the Rana longicrus group according to the original publication. See comments by Yan, Jiang, Chen, Fang, Jin, Li, Wang, Murphy, Che, and Zhang, 2011, Asian Herpetol. Res., Ser. 2, 2: 67. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 306, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China. See Rana qianjiang for comments on taxonomic uncertainty of the populations in Guizhou and Chongqing. Xiao, Luo, Luo, Wei, and Zeng, 2019, Sichuan J. Zool., 38: 616–622, provided the record from Zhujiashan Nature Reserve, Huangping County, Guizhou Province, China. 

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