Sylvirana Dubois, 1992

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Sylvirana
12 species

Sylvirana Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 326. Type species: Lymnodytes nigrovittatus Blyth, 1855, by original designation. Proposed as a subgenus of Rana.  

SylviranaFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 248; Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 188. Recognition as a genus. 

Boulengerana Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 21. Type species: Rana guentheri Boulenger, 1882. See comment under Ranidae record. Synonymy by Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 188. 

English Names

None noted. 


China, including Hainan Island, Taiwan, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and in northeast India in West Bengal. 

Geographics occurrence

Natural resident: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, People's Republic of, Guam, India, Laos, Malaysia, Malaysia, West (Peninsular), Myanmar, Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam


Removed from the synonymy of Hylarana by Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 188, where it had been placed by Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 3. See comment under Hylarana for access to relevant revisionary literature. Sheridan and Stuart, 2018, PLoS One, 13(3: e0192766): 1–48, reported on the molecular phylogenetics of the species similar to Sylvirana nigrovittata of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and peninsular Malaysia. Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 423, recovered Sylvirana as polyphyletic, one species, Sylvirana guentheri as the sister taxon of Humerana miopus, and another group with Hylarana latouchii imbedded within it (and including the type species, Sylvirana nigrovittata). On this basis, and the general chaotic nature of hylaranine genera, these authors place Sylvirana into the synonymy of Hylarana

Contained taxa (12 sp.):

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