Minervarya kalinga (Raj, Dinesh, Das, Dutta, Kar, and Mohapatra, 2018)

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

Fejervarya kalinga Raj, Dinesh, Das, Dutta, Kar, and Mohapatra, 2018, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 118: 4. Holotype: ZSI/WRC/A/2018, by original designation. Type locality: "India, Odisha, Mahendragiri, Gajapati District (N 18.94162°, E 84.33361°), altitude 1210m ASL". 

Minervarya kalinga — Here (11 June 2018). Provisional assignment based on the assignment in the original publication to the Minervarya clade of the very recent Sanchez, Biju, Islam, Hasan, Ohler, Vences, and Kurabayashi, 2018, Salamandra, 54: 109–116. 

English Names

Kalinga Cricket frog (original publication). 

Distribution

Known with certainty from several locaities in the state of Odisha such as Mahendragiri Hills, Gajapati district; Barbara RF, Khordha district; Rajanga, Hindol, Dhenkanal district; Potangi hills, Koraput district and Sorada, Ganjam district; in the state of Andhra Pradesh found in Sileru, Visakhapatnam district and Papikonda at Maredumilli, East Godavari district,, 600 to 1200 m elevation in moist deciduous to semi-evergreen forest habitat. 

Comment

The sister taxon of Minervarya keralensis (as Fejervarya) according to the original publication. 

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