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Zakerana Howlader, 2011

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Zakerana
20 species

Zakerana Howlader, 2011, Bangladesh Wildl. Bull., 5: 1. Type species: Rana limnocharis syhadrensis Annandale, 1919, by original designation.

English Names

South Asian Cricket Frogs (original publication).


Sri Lanka and the Indian subcontinent west, north, and east to Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh.


Howlader, 2011, Bangladesh Wildl. Bull., 5: 1-7, noted that previous authors found two groups of nominal Fejervarya, not always more closely related to each other than to Sphaerotheca. By recognizing this genus Howlader sought to resolve this problem. See further discussion under the Fejervarya account. Borthakur, Kalita, Hussain, and Sengupta, 2007, Zoos' Print J., 22: 2639-2643, compared the species of Assam, northwest India (as Fejervarya nepalensis, Fejervarya pierrei, Fejervarya syhadrensis, and Fejervarya teraiensis). Sri Lanka: Bopage, Wewelwala, Krvavac, Jovanovic, Safarek, and Pushpamal, 2011, Salamandra, 47: 173-177, reported a population as Fejervarya limnocharis in lowland forest in the Kanneliya Forest of southwestern Sri Lanka, although this is likely referrable to another taxon.

Contained taxa (20 sp.):

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