Uperodon mormorata (Rao, 1937)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Uperodon > Species: Uperodon mormorata

Ramanella mormorata Rao, 1937, Proc. Indian Acad. Sci., Ser. B, 6: 419. Type(s): CCB; lost according to Dubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 157. Type locality: "Saklespur [= Sakleshpur], Hassan District, Mysore", Karnataka, South India.

Uperodon mormoratus — Peloso, Frost, Richards, Rodrigues, Donnellan, Matsui, Raxworthy, Biju, Lemmon, Lemmon, and Wheeler, 2016, Cladistics, 32: 140. 

English Names

Indian Dot Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 92).

Marbled Ramanella (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 64; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 58).

Dark-banded Frog (Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 44).

Distribution

Western Ghats of southwestern India from Gujarat to southern Kerala, 400 to 800 m elevation.

Comment

Redescribed and dicussed by Das and Whitaker, 1997, Alytes, 15: 127-132. See also comment by Biju, 2001, Occas. Publ. Indian Soc. Conserv. Biol., 1: 9. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 44-45, provided a brief account. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 459. A very brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 57. A very brief characterization, photograph, and dot map for the southern Western Ghats provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 74.

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