Nyctibatrachus kempholeyensis (Rao, 1937)

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

Nannobatrachus kempholeyensis Rao, 1937, Proc. Indian Acad. Sci., Ser. B, 6: 401. Holotype: CCB; now lost according to Dubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 157. ZSI/WGRC/V/A/798 designated neotype by Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Mahony, Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Zachariah, Giri, and Bossuyt, 2011, Zootaxa, 3029: 47. Type locality: "Hills of Kempholey Ghats, Hassan, Mysore, S. India". Neotype from "Kempholay, Hassan district, Karnataka state", India.

Nyctibatrachus kempholeyensisDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 68.

English Names

Kempholey 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: 64; Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Mahony, Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Zachariah, Giri, and Bossuyt, 2011, Zootaxa, 3029: 46).

Kempholey Wrinkled Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 65).

Distribution

Widely distributed in the Western Ghats from Karnataka (Jog falls, Someshwar, Kempholay, Muthodi, Kemmanagundi) to Kerala (Banasura, Suganthagiri), India.

Comment

Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Mahony, Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Zachariah, Giri, and Bossuyt, 2011, Zootaxa, 3029: 47-49, provided an account and redelimited the species diagnosis and its range. In the "northern clade", unassigned to species 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: 91. Priti, Gururaja, and Ravikanth, 2015, FrogLog, 23: 44–45, compare larval measurements of this species with Nyctibatrachus jog and Nyctibatrachus kumbara

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