Fejervarya orissaensis (Dutta, 1997)

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

Limnonectes orissaensis Dutta, 1997, Hamadryad, 22: 2. Holotype: KU 197186, by original designation. Type locality: "near a temporary rain water pool at Sainik School area, Bhubaneswar, Khurda District, Orissa, India".

Fejervarya orissaensisChanda, Das, and Dubois, 2001 "2000", Hamadryad, 25: 106.

English Names

Orissa Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 65; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 21).


Region of the type locality in Orissa, India (see comment).


In the Fejervarya limnocharis group, most similar to populations of Fejervarya limnocharis from the Malay Peninsula, according to the original publication. Kotaki, Kurabayashi, Matsui, Kuramoto, Djong, and Sumida, 2010, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 27: 386-395, noted a closely related, if not conspecific population in southwestern Thailand, suggesting that this taxon likely occurs as a single species or as a complex from Orissa, India, through parts of Myanmar to at least southwestern Thailand. Hasan, Islam, Khan, Alam, Kurabayashi, Igawa, Kuramoto, and Sumida, 2012, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 29: 162-172, discussed the possibility of cryptic species (their Fejervarya sp. large type) recognized on the basis of molecular evidence.

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