Kaloula assamensis Das, Sengupta, Ahmed, and Dutta, 2005

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Kaloula > Species: Kaloula assamensis

Kaloula assamensis Das, Sengupta, Ahmed, and Dutta, 2005, Hamadryad, 29: 103. Holotype: ZSIC A.100069, by original designation. Type locality: "Majbat (26° 45′ N; 92° 20′ E; 141 m ASL), Sonitpur District, Assam state, north-east India".

English Names

Assamese Balloon Frog (Ahmed, Das, and Dutta, 2009, Amph. Rept. NE India: 31).

Assam Narrowmouth Toad (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 51).

Distribution

Known only from four localities in Sonitur District, Assam, one (Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary) in Arunachal Pradesh, and one in Cooch Behar district, northeastern West Bengal, northeastern India; may extend into adjacent Bangladesh.

Comment

Talukdar, Soud, and Deuti, 2007, Cobra, Chennai, 1 (1): 18-20, provided a new record and summarized the known range. Paul, Biswas, and Deuti, 2007, Cobra, Chennai, 1 (3): 15-16, provided a record for northeastern West Bengal. Ahmed, Das, and Dutta, 2009, Amph. Rept. NE India: 31, provided a brief account for northeastern India. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 63, provided a brief characterization and photographs. Das, Basu, Converse, and Choudhury, 2012, J. Threatened Taxa, 4: 2556, noted an animal in Uttar Pradesh that resembles this species in color pattern but with different in morphometrics and web formula; they treated it as an unknown, possibly unnamed species. 

 

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