Fejervarya murthii (Pillai, 1979)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Fejervarya > Species: Fejervarya murthii

Rana murthii Pillai, 1979, Bull. Zool. Surv. India, 2: 39. Holotype: ZSI-SRS VA/773 according to Chanda, Das, and Dubois, 2001 "2000", Hamadryad, 25: 110. Type locality: "forest at Naduvattom, Gudallur, Tamil Nadu", Western Ghats, South India.

Limnonectes (Fejervarya) murthiiDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 61.

Fejervarya murthiiIskandar, 1998, Amph. Java Bali: 71, by implication; Dubois and Ohler, 2000, Alytes, 18: 35; Chanda, Das, and Dubois, 2001 "2000", Hamadryad, 25: 110; Fei, Ye, Jiang, and Xie, 2002, Herpetol. Sinica, 9: 93.

Zakerana murthiiHowlader, 2011, Bangladesh Wildl. Bull., 5: 2.

Fejervarya murthii —  Dinesh, Vijayakumar, Channakeshavamurthy, Torsekar, Kulkarni, and Shanker, 2015, Zootaxa, 3999: 79. 

English Names

Ghats Wart Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 100).

Murthy's Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 65; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 19).

Distribution

Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, South India, ca. 2200 m elevation.

Comment

Most similar to Fejevarya greenii (as Rana greeni) according to the original publication. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 128-131, provided a brief account (as Rana murthii). See comments by Kuramoto, Joshy, Kurabayashi, and Sumida, 2008 "2007", Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 26: 81-105. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 479.A very brief characterization (as Fejervarya murthii), photograph, and dot map provided by  Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 49.  

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