Papurana elberti

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Papurana elberti
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: Papurana
Species: P. elberti
Binomial name
Papurana elberti
(Roux, 1911)
  • Rana elberti Roux, 1911

Hylarana elberti (Roux, 1911)
Sylvirana elberti (Roux, 1911)

Papurana elberti is a species of true frog. It is native to Indonesia and Timor-Leste and found on the islands of Timor and Wetar.[2] Common name Lesser Sundas frog has been coined for it.[2]


Based on molecular data, the previously very diverse genus Hylarana was split in numerous genera in 2015. Molecular data from Papurana elberti was not included in the study, and therefore its placement in Papurana is provisional, pending more morphological and molecular data.[2][3]


Papurana elberti has been assessed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), but the assessment is from 2004 and suggest a broader range[1] than more recent sources.[2]


  1. ^ a b Djoko Iskandar; Mumpuni (2004). "Papurana elberti". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T58590A11792878. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58590A11792878.en. Retrieved 22 September 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Frost, Darrel R. (2017). "Papurana elberti (Roux, 1911)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 22 September 2017. 
  3. ^ 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.