Microhyla mymensinghensis Hasan, Islam, Kuramoto, Kurabayashi, and Sumida, 2014

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

Microhyla mymensinghensis Hasan, Islam, Kuramoto, Kurabayashi, and Sumida, 2014, Zootaxa, 3755: 408. Holotype: IABHU 4116, by original designation. Type locality: "Bangladesh Agricultural University Campus (24º 44′ 50″ N, 90º 24′ 24″ E, > 18 m asl.), Mymensingh, Bangladesh". 

Distribution

Myenisngh, Netrokona, Sylhet and Sunamganj districts in the central and northeastern parts of Bangladesh; Wet Bengal, Assam, and Nagaland, India.  

Comment

Confused with Microhyla ornata prior to its naming according to the original publication. Sarkar, Biswas, and Ray, 1992, State Fauna Ser., 3: 72–73, provided a brief account for this for West Bengal, India (as Microhyla ornata, but possibly also including some specimens of Microhyla nilphamariensis). Mahony, Hasan, Kabir, Ahmed, and Hossain, 2009, Hamadryad, 34: 80–94, discussed the vouchered range in Bangladesh.The following accounts presumably mix samples of what is now called Microhyla nilphamariensis and Microhyla mymensinghensis as Microhyla ornata: 1) Devi and Shamungou, 2006, J. Exp. Zool. India, 9: 317-324, provided a record for Manipur, northeastern India; 2) Ahmed, Das, and Dutta, 2009, Amph. Rept. NE India: 33, provided a brief account for northeastern India; 3) Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 67-66, provided a brief characterization and photographs. Garg, Das, Kamei, and Biju, 2018, MtDNA, Part B, 3: 856–861, addressed the Microhyla ornata complex via DNA barcodes, and provided generalized range maps. 

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