Rana uenoi Matsui, 2014

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

Rana uenoi Matsui, 2014, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 31: 614. Holotype: KUHE 43484, an adult male from Mitake, Kamiagatamachi, Tsushima-shi, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan (36°34′36″ N, 129°22′25″ E, 160 m a.s.l.)". 

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

English Names

None noted. 

Distribution

Tsushima Island, Japan, as well as Rep. Korea to as far north as the vicinity of Pyongyang, PDR Korea. 

Comment

See comment under Rana dybowskii with which this species was long confused and for which the assignment of populations in PDR Korea remain problematic due to lack of material. Yang, Zhou, Min, Matsui, Dong, Li, and Fong, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 112: 148–157, reported on the molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of this species within the Rana dybowskii species complex. Song, Chang, and Chung, 2005, Korean J. Environment. Biol., 23: 157–162, compared this Korean frog (as Rana dybowskii) to the other Brown Frogs in Korea and Rana tsishimensis. Suk, Jeon, Kim, Cha, and Min, 2021, MtDNA, Part B, 6: 689–690, reported on the mtDNA genome. Borzée, Litvinchuk, Ri, Andersen, Nam, Jon, Man, Choe, Kwon, Othman, Messenger, Bae, Shin, Kim, Maslova, Luedtke, Hobin, Moores, Seliger, Glenk, and Jang, 2021, Animals, 11 (2057): 10.`; these authors noted that morphological characters to separate Rana uenoi and Rana dybowskii have yet to be described as has the contact zone in PDR Korea, although these authors reported a genetically confirmed locality near Pyongyang, PDR Korea. 

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