Indirana beddomii (Günther, 1876)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranixalidae > Genus: Indirana > Species: Indirana beddomii

Polypedates beddomii Günther, 1876 "1875", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1875: 571. Syntypes: BMNH (some of which are referrable to Indirana brachytarsus, according to Inger, Shaffer, Koshy, and Bakde, 1984, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 81: 423); syntypes include BMNH 1947.2.27.73, 1947.2.27.82, and 1947.2.27.84 according to Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 121. BMNH 1947.2.27-72 designated lectotype by Dahanukar, Modak, Krutha, Nameer, Padhye, and Molur, 2016, J. Threatened Taxa, 8: 9259. Type locality: "in Malabar and Travancore, in the Anamallays [= Anamallai] and at Sevagherry [= Sivagiri]", Kerala, India. Type locality restricted to "Pervannamuzhi, Malar Wildlife Sanctuary (11.599° N & 75.819° E, elevation 38 m)" by  Dahanukar, Modak, Krutha, Nameer, Padhye, and Molur, 2016, J. Threatened Taxa, 8: 9259. 

Rana beddomiiBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 55.

Rana (Discodeles) beddomiBoulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 1: 238.

Indirana beddomiiLaurent, 1986, in Grassé and Delsol (eds.), Traite de Zool., 14: 761.

Ranixalus beddomiiDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 69.

Indirana beddomiiDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 175.

Rana (Discodeles) beddomiiDaniel and Sekar, 1989, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 86: 194.

English Names

Beddome's Indian Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 99; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 83).

Beddome's Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 64).

Beddome's Leaping Frog (Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 191; Dahanukar, Modak, Krutha, Nameer, Padhye, and Molur, 2016, J. Threatened Taxa, 8: 9259).

Distribution

Known north of Palghat gap at Kakkayam, Settukunnu and Suganthagiri; and south of Palghat gap at Sairandhri (Silent Valley), Kuddam (Siruvani) and Pattiar (Siruvani) , Kerala, and presumably in adjacent border areas of Tamil Nadu, India. 

Comment

See account (with Rana brachytarsus in synonymy) by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 114. See accounts (as Rana beddomi) by Inger, Shaffer, Koshy, and Bakde, 1984, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 81: 422, and Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 89. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 121-122, provided range, systematic comments on misidentifications in the literature, and a taxonomic bibliography. Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 191-193, provided an account. Nair, Gopalan, George, Kumar, Shikano, and Merilä, 2013, Conserv. Genetics, 13: 1459–1467, reported on molecular phylogeography that recovered a strong genetic break associated with the Shencottah Gap.  A very brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 105. See account by  Dahanukar, Modak, Krutha, Nameer, Padhye, and Molur, 2016, J. Threatened Taxa, 8: 9259–, who placed this in their Indirana beddomii group. See brief account by Garg and Biju, 2016, PLoS One, 11(11:e0166326): 1–36, who (p. 28) suggested that this taxon may represent a species complex. 

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