Pseudophilautus kani (Biju and Bossuyt, 2009)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Pseudophilautus > Species: Pseudophilautus kani

Philautus kani Biju and Bossuyt, 2009, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 155: 421. Holotype: BNHS 4467, by original designation. Type locality: "Chathankod, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India".

Pseudophilautus kaniLi, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 53: 519. Provisional change by implication.

Pseudophilautus kaniBiju, Shouche, Dubois, Dutta, and Bossuyt, 2010, Curr. Sci., Bangalore, 98: 1120.

English Names

Kani Bush Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 102).

Distribution

Southern Kerala and in Tamil Nadu at Mundanthurai, southern Ghats, South India.

Comment

Similar to Philautus amboli and Philautus wynaadensis, and previously confused with Philautus temporalis and Philautus variabilis according to the original publication. A very brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 121. Mathew and Nameer, 2012, J. Threatened Taxa, 4: 3205–3214, reported the species from the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, Palghat District, Kerala, South India, and provided some natural habitat information. Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 158–159, provided a brief account, photograph, and dot map for Kerala, India. 

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