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), from Kaikatti in the Palakkad distict of Kerala in the north to Andiparai sholva (Valparai) in Combatore District of Tamil Nadu, India, 800–1600 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. See brief account by Garg and Biju, 2016, PLoS One, 11(11:e0166326): 17–18. 

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