Sphaerotheca maskeyi (Schleich and Anders, 1998)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Sphaerotheca > Species: Sphaerotheca maskeyi

Tomopterna maskeyi Schleich and Anders, 1998, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Contr. Herpetol. S. Asia Nepal India, 4: 57. Holotype: ZSM 106/91-2, by original designation. Type locality: "Chitwan Jungle Lodge, Royal Chitwan National Park, Central Nepal, at an altitude of approx. 300 m". Synonymy by Dubois, 2004, Alytes, 21: 178. See comment.

Sphaerotheca maskeyi — Vences, Glaw, Kosuch, Das, and Veith, 2000, Lourenço and Goodman (eds.), Diversité et Endéémisme à Madagascar: 232.

English Names

Maskey's Burrowing Frog (Schleich, Anders, and Kästle, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 80).

Chitwan Frog (Shrestha, 2001, Herpetol. Nepal: 89).

Comment

 Anders, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 307-310, provided as Sphaerotheca maskeyi an account, figure, and map for the Nepal population (as Sph.xxx). See brief account (as Tomopterna maskeyi) by Shrestha, 2001, Herpetol. Nepal: 89-90. See Shah and Tiwari, 2004, Herpetofauna Nepal: 74, for brief account. Removed from the synonymy of Sphaerotheca pluvialis by Vences, Glaw, Kosuch, Das, and Veith, 2000, Lourenço and Goodman (eds.), Diversité et Endéémisme à Madagascar: 232, and Dahanukar, Sulakhe, and Padhye, 2017, J. Threatened Taxa, 9: 10278 (who provided a detailed account), and where it had been placed without discussion by Dubois, 1999, J. South Asian Nat. Hist., 4: xxx, and by Dubois, 2004, Alytes, 21: 178. 

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