Papurana jimiensis

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Papurana jimiensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: Papurana
Species: P. jimiensis
Binomial name
Papurana jimiensis
(Tyler, 1963)
Synonyms[2]

Rana jimiensis Tyler, 1963
Hylarana jimiensis (Tyler, 1963)
Sylvirana jimiensis (Tyler, 1963)

Papurana jimiensis is a species of true frog. It is endemic to the mountains of central and western New Guinea in both Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.[1][2] Common name Jimi River frog has been coined for it.[2]

It inhabits mountain streams and nearby areas, and can also be found in degraded habitats. Its altitudinal range is 700–1,700 m (2,300–5,600 ft) above sea level.[1]

Papurana jimiensis is an uncommon species, although it is under-recorded. It is collected for food, but this probably does not constitute a threat, as long as collection is for local consumption only. It occurs in the Jimi River Wildlife Management Area.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Stephen Richards; Hellen Kurniati; Rainer Günther (2004). "Papurana jimiensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T58626A11815431. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58626A11815431.en. Retrieved 24 September 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2017). "Papurana jimiensis (Tyler, 1963)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 24 September 2017.