Nyctibatrachus dattatreyaensis Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, and Bhatta, 2008

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

Nyctibatrachus dattatreyaensis Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, and Bhatta, 2008, Zootaxa, 1914: 46. Holotype: ZSI-WGFRS/V/A 646, by original designation. Type locality: "along a slow flowing rivulet upstream of Manikyadhara falls (13° 25′ N latitude; 75° 46′E longitude; altitude approx 1515 m above sea level), Dattatreya Peeta, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Chickmagalur district, Karnataka state, Southwestern India".

English Names

Dattatregy Night Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 62; Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Mahony, Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Zachariah, Giri, and Bossuyt, 2011, Zootaxa, 3029: 22).

Distribution

Known only from Dattatreya Peeta, Kemmannugundi, and Bababudangiri, all in Chickmagalur district, Karnataka, India.

Comment

Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Mahony, Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Zachariah, Giri, and Bossuyt, 2011, Zootaxa, 3029: 24-26, provided an account. In the "northern clade", Nyctibatrachus sanctipalustris 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: 82.

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