Microhyla mihintalei Wijayathilaka, 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). In the Microhyla rubra species group of Garg, Suyesh, Das, Jiang, Wijayathilaka, Amarasinghe, Alhadi, Vineeth, Aravind, Senevirathne, Meegaskumbura, and Biju, 2018 "2019", Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 69: 1–71, and who summarized the literature.

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