Indirana brachytarsus (Günther, 1876)

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

Polypedates brachytarsus Günther, 1876 "1875", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1875: 572. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.27.89–92; BMNH 1874.4.29.1307 (incorrectly as 1947.2.27.1307) designated lectotype by Inger, Shaffer, Koshy, and Bakde, 1984, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 81: 424. This misnumbering discussed by Dahanukar, Modak, Krutha, Nameer, Padhye, and Molur, 2016, J. Threatened Taxa, 8: 9269. Type localities: "Anamallays" (= Anamallais) and "Sevagherry" (Sivagiris), India; restricted to Anamallais, India, by lectotype designation.

Rana brachytarsusInger, Shaffer, Koshy, and Bakde, 1984, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 81: 423. Removed from synonymy of Rana beddomii, where it had been placed by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 55.

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

Indirana brachytarsusDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 175–176.

English Names

Anamallais 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: 84).

Leaf-hopper Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 64).

Short-legged Frog (Reddy, Gururaja, Ravichandran, and Krishnamurthy, 2002, Hamadryad, 26: 358–359).

Short-legged Leaping Frog (Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 193).

Günther's Leaping Frog (Dahanukar, Modak, Krutha, Nameer, Padhye, and Molur, 2016, J. Threatened Taxa, 8: 9262). 

Distribution

Southern Western Ghats, Kerala (and presumably in adjacent border areas of Tamil Nadu), India, 800–1200 m elevation.

Comment

Reddy, Gururaja, Ravichandran, and Krishnamurthy, 2002, Hamadryad, 26: 358–359, commented on the range. See comment under Indirana gundia. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 121–122, provided range, systematic comments, and a taxonomic bibliography. Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 193–195, provided an account. 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: 479. Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 83, did not include Karnataka within the range. A very brief characterization and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 106. Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 132–133, provided a brief account, photograph, and dot map for Kerala, India. Dahanukar, Modak, Krutha, Nameer, Padhye, and Molur, 2016, J. Threatened Taxa, 8: 9262–9269, provided a detailed account and placed this in the Indirana beddomii group. 

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