Uperodon triangularis (Günther, 1876)

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

Callula triangularis Günther, 1876 "1875", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1875: 576. Syntypes: BMNH and, according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 95. Type locality: "Malabar", India. Biju, 2001, Occas. Publ. Indian Soc. Conserv. Biol., 1: 8, noted the imprecision of this type locality.

Kaloula triangularisRao, 1918, Rec. Indian Mus., 15: 44; Ramaswami, 1937 "1936", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1936: 1151.

Ramanella triangularisParker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 94.

Ramanella triangularis rufeventris Rao, 1937, Proc. Indian Acad. Sci., Ser. B, 6: 418. Holotype: CCB; lost according to Dubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 157. Type locality: "Mudigere, Kadur, Sakespur, Hassan [District]", South India.

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

English Names

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

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

Triangular Spotted Frog (Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 45).

Malabar Narrow-mouthed Frog (Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 131).

Triangle-spotted Ramanaella (Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 131).


High elevations of the Western Ghats and Ponmudi Hills, in southwestern India (Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala), 300 to 950 m elevation.


See brief account by Inger, Shaffer, Koshy, and Bakde, 1984, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 81: 409-410. See comment by Biju, 2001, Occas. Publ. Indian Soc. Conserv. Biol., 1: 9. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 45-46, provided a brief account. Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 131-134, provided an account. A very brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 75. Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 96–97, provided a brief account, photograph, and dot map for Kerala, India. 

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