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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 1947.2.27.1303-1307; BMNH 1947.2.22.1307 designated lectotype by Inger, Shaffer, Koshy, and Bakde, 1984, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 81: 424. 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).

Distribution

Southern Western Ghats and Anaimalai Hills (Karnataka, Kerala, and 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.

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