Wijayarana melasma (Stuart and Chan-ard, 2005)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Wijayarana > Species: Wijayarana melasma

Huia melasma Stuart and Chan-ard, 2005, Copeia, 2005: 284. Holotype: FMNH 215970, by original designation. Type locality: "Thailand, Kanchanaburi Province, Tham Tarn Lot (= Chalerm Rattanakosin) National Park, from a rocky stream".

Odorrana melasmaChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13, by implication.

"Huia" melasmaStuart, 2008, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 46: 54. see comment.

Meristogenys melasma — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 422. 

Wijayarana melasma — Arifin, Chan, Smart, Hertwig, Smith, Iskandar, and Haas, 2021, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 193: 689. 

English Names

Siamese Cascade Frog (Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 332).

Spotted-snout Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 53). 

Distribution

Kanchanaburi, Prachuap Kirikhan, and Chiang Mai Provinces in western and northern Thailand and western Laos.

Comment

Most similar to Huia nasica according to the original publication. Stuart, 2008, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 46: 49–60, considered this taxon to be in a clade composed of Meristogenys, Clinotarsus, and Odorrana and preferred not to place this taxon prior to phylogenetic analysis. Chan-ard, Cota, and Makchai, 2011, Amph. E. Region Thailand: 142, detailed the range in Thailand. Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 332–333, provided a brief account (description, photographs, habitat, and range) for Thailand (in Thai). Makchai, Chuaynkern, Safoowong, Chuachat, and Cota, 2020, Amph. N. Thailand: 129, provided a brief account, photographs, and a range map for Thailand. 

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