Rana latastei Boulenger, 1879

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

Rana latastei Boulenger, 1879, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 4: 180. Syntypes: "plus de vingt" (= more than 20) specimens in IRSNB and MNHNP; Lang, 1990, Doc. Trav., Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg., 59: 12, noted MNHNP 5750, IRSNB 1005, and FMNH 215471-72 as syntypes; MNHNP 5750 considered lectotype by reason of being considered holotype by Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 37. Type locality: "adressés de Milan", Italy.

Rana (Crotaphitis) latasteiSchulze, 1891, Jahresber. Abhandl. Naturwiss. Ver. Magdeburg, 1890: 177.

Rana (Rana) latasteiGuibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 37; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 41; Yuan, Zhou, Chen, Poyarkov, Chen, Jang-Liaw, Chou, Matzke, Iizuka, Min, Kuzmin, Zhang, Cannatella, Hillis, and Che, 2016, Syst. Biol., 65: 835.

Rana (Laurasiarana) latasteiHillis and Wilcox, 2005, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 34: 311, by implication; see Dubois, 2006, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 317-330, and Hillis, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 331-338, for discussion.

English Names

Italian Agile Frog (Arnold and Burton, 1978, Field Guide Rept. Amph. Brit. Eur.: 81; Stumpel-Rienks, 1992, Ergänzungsband Handbuch Rept. Amph. Eur., Trivialnamen der Herpetofauna Eur.: 57; Grossenbacher, 1997, in Gasc et al. (eds.), Atlas Amph. Rept. Eur.: 146; Arnold, 2002, Rept. Amph. Eur., Ed. 2: 84).

Italian Frog (Hellmich, 1962, Rept. Amph. Eur.: 66; Stumpel-Rienks, 1992, Ergänzungsband Handbuch Rept. Amph. Eur., Trivialnamen der Herpetofauna Eur.: 57).

Lataste's Frog (Stumpel-Rienks, 1992, Ergänzungsband Handbuch Rept. Amph. Eur., Trivialnamen der Herpetofauna Eur.: 57).

Distribution

Plains of northern Italy and adjacent extreme southern Switzerland; Istrian region of western Slovenia and adjacent western Croatia, below 500 m elevation.

Comment

In the Section Rana, subgenus Rana, Rana temporaria group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 333. Reviewed by Bruno, 1977, Natura, Milano, 68: 145-156. Mensi, Lattes, Macario, Salvidio, Giacoma, and Balletto, 1992, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 105: 293-311, reported on phylogenetic relationships. Grossenbacher, 1997, in Gasc et al. (eds.), Atlas Amph. Rept. Eur.: 146-147, discussed range and relevant literature. Lanza, 1983, Guide Reconoscimento Spec. Animali, Anf. Rett.: 130-132, reported on the Italian populations. Nöllert and Nöllert, 1992, Die Amph. Eur.: 330-332, provided an account and polygon map. Arnold, 2002, Rept. Amph. Eur., Ed. 2: 84-85, provided a brief account, figure, and map as did Günther in Engelmann, Fritzsche, Günther, and Obst, 1993, Lurche Kriechtiere Eur.: 166-167. Barbieri and Bernini, 2004, Ital. J. Zool., 71: 91–94, reported on the range and conservation status in Italy See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 506. Bernini, Lapini, and Mazzotti, 2007, in Lanza et al. (eds.), Fauna d'Italia, 42 (Amph.): 412-416, provided a detailed account for the Italian population. Speybroeck, Beukema, Bok, and Van Der Voort, 2016, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Brit. Eur.: 174–176, provided a brief account and range map. See Dufresnes, 2019, Amph. Eur., N. Afr., & Middle East: 90, for brief summary of identifying morphology and biology, a range map, as well as a photograph.

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