Microhyla mihintalei ijayathilaka, Garg, Senevirathne, Karunarathna, Biju, and Meegaskumbura, 2016

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Microhyla > Species: Microhyla mihintalei

Microhyla mihintalei Wijayathilaka, Garg, Senevirathne, Karunarathna, Biju, and Meegaskumbura, 2016, Zootaxa, 4066: 4. Holotype: DZ 1553, by original designation. Type locality: "Anuradhapura (8.3541°N, 80.3967°E, 90 m a.s.l) Anuradhapura Sri Lanka".  http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:61398241-F4AA-4E46-A85A-0434419E7914

English Names

Mihintale Red Narrow-mouthed Frog (original designation). 

Red Narrow-mouth Frog (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 80).

Distribution

Lowland Sri Lanka in dry forest. 

Comment

Confused with Microhyla rubra, prior to its naming, according to the original publication. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 80, provided a brief account and color photograph (as Microhyla rubra). See accounts (as Microhyla rubra) by Kirtisinghe, 1957, Amph. Ceylon: 92-94; and Dutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 38. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 61-62, provided relevant literature (as Microhyla rubra in Sri Lanka).

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