The Identity of the Crackling, Luminescent Frog of Suriname (Rana typhonia Linnaeus, 1758) (Amphibia, Anura)
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.
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