Identification of Hylarana species….


For more than a century, Hylarana tytleri (Theobald, 1868) has been confused with two congeneric species, H. taipehensis and H. erythraea, in Bangladesh and neighboring countries due to phenetic similarities as well as a lack of sufficient molecular and morphometric data. To resolve these problems, we conducted molecular and morphological surveys of Hylarana species throughout Bangladesh and examined H. taipehensis from Taiwan and Vietnam, H. erythraea from Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia, and H. macrodactyla from China and Vietnam. This paper may be useful as a reference to avoid erroneous species identification of Hylarana species in these regions.