Minervarya agricola (Jerdon, 1853)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Minervarya > Species: Minervarya agricola

Rana agricola Jerdon, 1853, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 22: 532. Types: In ZSIC, but unavailable for study according to Dubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 152; reported as lost by Jerdon, 1870, Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 1870: 67. ZSI/SRS/V/A/362 designated neotype by Ganesh, Dutta, and Chandramouli, 2017, Asian J. Conserv. Biol., 6: 108. Type locality: "inundated paddy-fields and meadows", in South India by implication. Neotype from "Selaiyur Lake in Madras", India. 

Fejervarya agricola — Ganesh, Dutta, and Chandramouli, 2017, Asian J. Conserv. Biol., 6: 108. 

Minervarya agricola — Here (11 July 2018). Provisional placement reflecting the partition of Fejervarya by Sanchez, Biju, Islam, Hasan, Ohler, Vences, and Kurabayashi, 2018, Salamandra, 54: 109–116. 

English Names

None noted. 

Distribution

Eastern plains of Peninsular India (Tuticorin, Mayiladuthurai, and Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu; Pondicheri). 

Comment

Considered a junior synonym of Rana vittigera by Theobald, 1868, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 37: 80. Considered a junior synonym of Rana limnocharis by Boulenger, 1890, Fauna Brit. India, Rept. Batr.: 450. Dubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 152, noted that this species might be based on a juvenile Rana tigerina (now in Hoplobatrachus), but inasmuch as workers were not allowed access to the material the status of the species remained in doubt. Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 60, considered this to be incertae sedis within Hoplobatrachus or Fejervarya; without discussion. Ganesh, Dutta, and Chandramouli, 2017, Asian J. Conserv. Biol., 6: 107–113, discussed the name and applied it via a neotype to a species in plains of South India, as Fejervarya. These authors also provided a considerable amount of natural history information. 

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