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

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

Nyctibatrachus minor Inger, Shaffer, Koshy, and Bakde, 1984, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 81: 418. Holotype: NMNHI (RFI 31175 field number), by original designation; now transferred to RMNHB according to Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 65. Type locality: "Ponmudi, Trivandrum District, Kerala, at 350 m elevation", India.

English Names

Kerala Night Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 102; Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Mahony, Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Zachariah, Giri, and Bossuyt, 2011, Zootaxa, 3029: 54).

Small Wrinkled Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 65; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 65).

Distribution

Ponmudi Hills, Western Ghats region, Kerala, southwestern India, 300-1150 m elevation.

Comment

Biju, 2001, Occas. Publ. Indian Soc. Conserv. Biol., 1: 16, noted the range. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 70, provided a brief account. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 147-148, provided range, systematic comments, and partial taxonomic bibliography. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 488. Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Mahony, Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Zachariah, Giri, and Bossuyt, 2011, Zootaxa, 3029: 54-55, provided an account and redelimited the species diagnosis and its range. In the "southern 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: 94.

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