Hylarana tytleri

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Hylarana tytleri
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: Hylarana
Species: H. tytleri
Binomial name
Hylarana tytleri
Theobald, 1868
Synonyms[2]

Hylorana tytleri Theobald, 1868
Rana tytleri (Theobald, 1868)
Rana (Rana) bilineata Pillai and Chanda, 1981
Rana (Hylarana) albolineata Dubois, 1987 "1985"

Hylarana tytleri is a frog species in the family Ranidae. It is found in eastern and northeastern India, Bangladesh, and southern Nepal, and possibly at lower elevations in Bhutan.[1][2] It was formerly placed in Rana, and included in the common green frog (H. erythraea). It is probably a close relative of that species nonetheless, and thus placed in the revalidated genus Hylarana, of which H. erythraea is the type species.[3] Common name Theobald's ranid frog has been coined for it, although common names for Indian frogs previously identified as Rana erythraea include yellow-striped frog, leaf frog, and leaping frog.[2]

Dorsal view

Description[edit]

Males grow to a maximum size of 33 mm (1.3 in) and females to 45 mm (1.8 in) in snout–vent length (SVL). The head is moderately elongated. The shanks are relatively long (about 55% of SVL). Webbing is partial. The body is uniformly greenish with two whitish or yellow lines laterally on back. There are two distinct brown lines on inner side of latero-dorsal folds. No mid-dorsal line is present.[4]

Habitat and conservation[edit]

Hylarana tytleri is a lowland (below 300 m (980 ft) above sea level) species associated with a variety of aquatic habitats including pools, lakes, marshes, and artificially flooded agricultural areas. It may venture into bank side vegetation and into scrubland and tropical forest habitats. It is a common species, but water pollution with agrochemicals can be a threat. It may also suffer locally from over-collection for food. It is not considered a threatened species by the IUCN.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dutta, Sushil; Bordoloi, Sabitry; Ohler, Annemarie; Sengupta, Saibal & Borah, Mohini Mohan (2004). "Hylarana tytleri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T58742A11835603. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58742A11835603.en. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2017). "Hylarana tytleri Theobald, 1868". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  3. ^ Stuart, Bryan L. (2008). "The phylogenetic problem of Huia (Amphibia: Ranidae)" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 46 (1): 49–60. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2007.09.016.
  4. ^ Ohler, A. & Mallick, P. K. (2002). "Rana (Hylarana) sensu Dubois (1992) in India and the identity of Hylorana tytleri Theobald, 1868". Hamadryad. 27: 62–70.