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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). 


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)


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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