Review of the literature and recently available field notes from the collector of the type allows a reconsideration of the identity of the Linnaean name Rana typhonia. We provide evidence to demonstrate that the Linnaean species is neither a bufonid nor an Asiatic ranid, but a Neotropical hylid. Subsequently, we consider Rana typhonia as an older synonym of Rana venulosa Laurenti, 1768, redescribing its holotype under the new combination, Trachycephalus typhonius (Linnaeus, 1758).
Copyright © 2010 Magnolia Press. This article first appeared in Zootaxa 2671 (November 9, 2010): 17-30.
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Lavilla, E. O., J. A. Langone, J. M. Padial, and Rafael O. de Sá. "The Identity of the Crackling, Luminescent Frog of Suriname (Rana typhonia Linnaeus, 1758) (Amphibia, Anura)." Zootaxa 2671 (November 9, 2010): 17-30.