Nyctibatrachus sanctipalustris Rao, 1920

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

Nyctibatrachus sancti-palustris Rao, 1920, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 27: 125. Syntypes: ZSIC 19182-84 and BMNH 1947.2.4.44 (formerly 1919.9.15.1) according to Chanda, Das, and Dubois, 2001 "2000", Hamadryad, 25: 107; BMNH 1947.2.4.44 designated lectotype by Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Mahony, Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Zachariah, Giri, and Bossuyt, 2011, Zootaxa, 3029: 65. Type locality: "The sacred swamps of the Cauvery [river], Brahmagiri Hills, 4000 feet, Coorg", Karnataka, India.

Nyctibatrachus sanctipalustris var. sanctipalustrisRao, 1920, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 27: 125.

English Names

Coorg Night Frog (Nyctibatrachus sanctipalustris: 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: 66; Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Mahony, Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Zachariah, Giri, and Bossuyt, 2011, Zootaxa, 3029: 65).

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Sacred Swamp Wrinkled Frog (Nyctibatrachus sanctipalustris: Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 65).

Distribution

Known with certainty from Kudremukh Nationial Park, Jog (Shimoga), and Kemphole Ghates, all in Karnataka, in the Western Ghats of southern India, 1200 m elevation.

Comment

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: 489. Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 66, regarded the species to be restricted to the type locality. Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Mahony, Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Zachariah, Giri, and Bossuyt, 2011, Zootaxa, 3029: 65-68, provided an account and revised the range. 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: 99.

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