Ingerana charlesdarwini (Das, 1998)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Occidozyginae > Genus: Ingerana > Species: Ingerana charlesdarwini

Rana charlesdarwini Das, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 42. Holotype: ZSIC A8890, by original designation. Type locality: "ca. 0.3 km N of summit of Mount Harriet (10° 45′ N and 92° 46′ E), Mount Harriet National Park, South Andaman Island, Bay of Bengal, India; altitude 365 m above msl".

Ingerana charlesdarwiniFrost, 2006, Amph. Spec. World, vers. 4.0; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 36.

English Names

Charles Darwin's Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 65; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 37).

Distribution

Known only from Long Island, and South and North Andaman Islands, India, below 500 m elevation.

Comment

Thought to be close to Ingerana in the original publication, though tentatively retained in Rana because of incongruencies in certain diagnostic characters. Moved to Ingerana in this catalogue due to the reformulation of Rana to a well-diagnosed group by subsequent literature. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Rana charlesdarwini) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 501. See account by Chandramouli, 2017, Alytes, 33: 47–54, who discussed the taxonomic history, recent collections, and range and considered the generic assignment to be provisional.  

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