Microhyla taraiensis Khatiwada, Shu, Wang, Thapa, Wang, and Jiang, 2017

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

Microhyla taraiensis Khatiwada, Shu, Wang, Thapa, Wang, and Jiang, 2017, Zootaxa, 4254: 225. Holotype: NHM-TU-17A-0110, by original designation. Type locality: "a paddy field in Jamun Khadi, Jhapa district, Nepal, 26.65358°N & 87.91161°E; elevation 119 m asl". http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:FA412A05-7C7E-40AA-9958-A54989248415

English Names

Tarai Narrow-mouthed Frog (original publication). 

Distribution

Known only from the type locality (Jamun Khadi, Jhapa district, Nepal), although presumably to be found more widely, including adjoining Bihar and West Bengal, India. 

Comment

The sister taxon of Microhyla ornata + Microhyla nilphamariensis according to the original publication. In the Microhyla ornata species group of Garg, Suyesh, Das, Jiang, Wijayathilaka, Amarasinghe, Alhadi, Vineeth, Aravind, Senevirathne, Meegaskumbura, and Biju, 2018 "2019", Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 69: 1–71.

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