Nyctibatrachus petraeus Das and Kunte, 2005

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

Nyctibatrachus petraeus Das and Kunte, 2005, J. Herpetol., 39: 465. Holotype: ZSIC A 10070, by original designation. Type locality: "Castle Rock, 15° 25′ N; 74° 19′ E, approximately 300 m a.s.l., Taluk Joida, Karwar District, Karnataka State, Southwest India".

English Names

Castle Rock Night Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 65).

Distribution

Southern Maharashtra, Goa, and northwestern Karnataka in the Western Ghats of India. 

Comment

See comment by Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 65, regarding the type specimens. In the "northern clade", Nyctibatrachus humayani 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: 96.

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