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Papurana

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Papurana is a genus of frogs in the family Ranidae, "true frogs".[1][2] They are known from New Guinea, some nearby islands, and northern Australia.[1][3] Papurana daemeli is the only ranid frog found in Australia.[4]

Taxonomy

Papurana was originally introduced as a subgenus of Rana. It was often included in the then-diverse genus Hylarana, until Oliver and colleagues revised the genus in 2015, delimiting Hylarana more narrowly and elevating Papurana to genus rank.[1][3]

Description

The unique combination of characters that can diagnose Papurana is presence of a postocular eye mask, robust body shape, posterior of thighs having strong vermiculations, and dorsolateral folds being either absent or thin, with asperities. The dorsum is evenly shagreened to warty and may carry spicules. The body size is from medium to very large. Males have paired, external vocal sac.[3]

Species

There are 16 species:[1][2]

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Papurana florensis is provisionally placed in this genus.

Papurana elberti, Papurana florensis, and Papurana moluccana are only provisionally allocated to Papurana, pending more morphological and molecular data.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Frost, Darrel R. (2017). "Papurana Dubois, 1992". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Ranidae". AmphibiaWeb. University of California, Berkeley. 2017. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d Oliver, Lauren A.; Prendini, Elizabeth; Kraus, Fred & Raxworthy, Christopher J. (2015). "Systematics and biogeography of the Hylarana frog (Anura: Ranidae) radiation across tropical Australasia, Southeast Asia, and Africa". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 90: 176–192. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2015.05.001. PMID 25987527.
  4. ^ Ingram, Glen J. (1993). "Family Ranidae" (PDF). In C. G. Glasby; G. J. B. Ross; P. L. Beesley (eds.). Fauna of Australia. 2A Amphibia and Reptilia. AGPS Canberra. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
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Papurana: Brief Summary

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Papurana is a genus of frogs in the family Ranidae, "true frogs". They are known from New Guinea, some nearby islands, and northern Australia. Papurana daemeli is the only ranid frog found in Australia.

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