Nyctibatrachus aliciae Inger, Shaffer, Koshy, and Bakde, 1984

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Nyctibatrachidae > Genus: Nyctibatrachus > Species: Nyctibatrachus aliciae

Nyctibatrachus aliciae Inger, Shaffer, Koshy, and Bakde, 1984, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 81: 414. Holotype: NMNHI (formerly RFI 31300), by original designation; now in RMNHB according to Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 61. Type locality: "Ponmudi, Trivandrum District, Kerala, 359 m elevation", India.

English Names

Alicia's Night Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 102; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 61; Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Mahony, Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Zachariah, Giri, and Bossuyt, 2011, Zootaxa, 3029: 16).

Alice's Night Frog (Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 218).

Grandison's Wrinkled Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 65; Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 218).

Distribution

Known only from regions of Ponmudi and Athirimala in Kerala and adjacent Tamil Nadu in the southern-most Western Ghats, India.

Comment

Biju, 2001, Occas. Publ. Indian Soc. Conserv. Biol., 1: 16, provided the range. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 66, provided a brief account. Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 218-219, provided an account. Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Mahony, Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Zachariah, Giri, and Bossuyt, 2011, Zootaxa, 3029: 16-18, provided an account and redelimited the species diagnosis and its range. In the "southern clade", Nyctibatrachus aliciae group, of Van Bocxlaer, Biju, Willaert, Giri, Shouche, and Bossuyt, 2012, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 62: 839-847. A very brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 78.

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