Sylvirana faber (Ohler, Swan, and Daltry, 2002)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Sylvirana > Species: Sylvirana faber

Rana (Sylvirana) faber Ohler, Swan, and Daltry, 2002, Raffles Bull. Zool., 50: 475. Holotype: MNHNP 2001.0261, by original designation. Type locality: "Phnom Aural in the Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuary, Kampong Speu Province, Southwest Cambodia (UTM 1328200N 0307700E) . . . . in hill evergreen forest at an altitude of 710 m a.m.s.l.".

Hylarana faberChen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 237, by implication; Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 3; by implication.

Sylvirana faberFrost, 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: 370; Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 34; Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 191. 

Hylarana faberChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 3, by implication; Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 423. 

Hylarana (Sylvirana) faberFei, Ye, Jiang, and Xie, 2008, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 33: 206.

English Names

Smith's Frog (Neang and Holden, 2008, Field Guide Amph. Cambodia: 76).

Cardamom Stream Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 52). 


Restricted to the uplands of southwestern Cambodia (Kampong Speu and Kampot Provinces) and adjacent southeastern Thailand (Chanthaburi Province). 


Most similar to Rana nigrovittata and Rana mortenseni according to the original publication. Chan-ard, Cota, and Makchai, 2011, Amph. E. Region Thailand: 100–101, provided a photograph and brief account for the Eastern Region of Thailand.  Stuart and Emmett, 2006, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 109: 8–9, provided records for the Cadamom Mountains, southwestern Cambodia, and noted errors in previous literature. Neang and Holden, 2008, Field Guide Amph. Cambodia: 76, provided a photograph, brief account of identification, ecology, and range in Cambodia. Fei, Ye, Jiang, and Xie, 2008, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 33: 199–206, provided a key to the close relatives of this species. See account by Sheridan and Stuart, 2018, PLoS One, 13(3: e0192766): 23–26, who revised the systematics.  

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