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Micrixalus kottigeharensis (Rao, 1937)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Micrixalidae > Genus: Micrixalus > Species: Micrixalus kottigeharensis

Philautus kottigeharensis Rao, 1937, Proc. Indian Acad. Sci., Ser. B, 6: 408. Holotype: CCB; now lost according to Dubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 157. Type locality: "Kottigehar, Kadur", Karnataka, India.

Micrixalus kottigeharensisBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 49.

English Names

Kottigehar Bubble-nest Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 112).

Kottigehar Bush Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 66).

Kottigehar Torrent Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 46).

 Kottigehar Dancing Frog (Biju, Garg, Gururaja, Shouche, and Walujkar, 2014, Ceylon J. Sci., Biol. Sci., 43: 49). 

Distribution

Western Ghats in the state of Karnataka, but restricted to the north of the Palghat Gap and south of the Goa Gap; specifically reported from Kemmanagundi, Kottigehara and Muthodi (Chikmagalur District), Charmadi Ghats (Dakshina Kannada District), Sakleshpur (Hassan District), Kathlekan, Unchalli Falls and Waddighat (Uttara Kannada District)

Comment

Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 158, provided a brief account (as Philautus kottigeharensis). See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 485. A very brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 61. In the Micrixalus saxicola group of Biju, Garg, Gururaja, Shouche, and Walujkar, 2014, Ceylon J. Sci., Biol. Sci., 43: 1-87, who revised the species and redelimited its range. 

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