Sylvirana lacrima Sheridan and Stuart, 2018

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

Sylvirana lacrima Sheridan and Stuart, 2018, PLoS One, 13(3: e0192766): 39. Holotype: CAS 234925, by original designation. Type locality: "Myanmar (Burma), Chin State, Mindat District, Mindat Township, Hteen Chaung village, 21.3868 N, 94.0567 E, 443 m elev."

Hylarana lacrima — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 549, by implication. 

English Names

Chin Woodfrog (Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 40).     

Crying Streamfrog (Lalronunga, Lalhmangaiha, Zosangliana, Sailo, and Lalhmingliani, 2022, Reptiles & Amphibians, 29: 4–5). 


Reported from Chin and Mandalay states in western Myanmar to Dampa Tiger Reserve, Bandarban in Bangladesh and from Manipur and Mizoram, northeastern India.


Very similar to members of the Sylvirana nigrovittata complex and previous confused with that species according to the original publication, although basal in SylviranaDecemson, Gouda, Lalbiakzuala, Lalmuansanga, Hmar, Mathipi, and Lalremsanga, 2021, J. Threatened Taxa, 13: 17918–17929, provided a record from Dampa Tiger Reserve, Mizoram, India. Lalronunga, Vanramliana, Sailo, Zosangliana, Lalmuanpuia, Lalhmangaiha, Sailo, Lalrinchhana, and Lalhmingliani, 2021, Zootaxa, 4952: 596–600, implied that all record of Indosylvirana nicobariensis from India and Bangladesh are referrable to this species, although confirmation is required. See comment under Indosylvirana nicobariensis, with which this species has been extensively confused. Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 40, briefly discussed identification, habitat, and range in Myanmar. Decemson, Sinate, Biakzuala, and Lalremsanga, 2022, Herpetol. Rev., 53: 260, provided a record from Mulobem, Manipur, India.     

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