Raorchestes agasthyaensis Zachariah, Dinesh, Kunhikrishnan, Das, Raju, Radhakrishnan, Palot, and Kalesh, 2011

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Raorchestes > Species: Raorchestes agasthyaensis

Raorchestes agasthyaensis Zachariah, Dinesh, Kunhikrishnan, Das, Raju, Radhakrishnan, Palot, and Kalesh, 2011, Biosystematica, 5: 27. Holotype: ZSI/WGRC V/A/830, by original designation. Type locality: "Bonacaud estate (08° 40′ N; 77° 11′ E; 600m. a.s.l), Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala, India".

English Names

Agasthya Bush Frog ( Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 163).

Distribution

Known only from the type locality and nearby locations in Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts, Kerala, India, in the Western Ghats at ca. 600 m elevation, presumably to be found in adjacent Tamil Nadu.

Comment

A very brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 123. Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 162–163, provided a brief account, photograph, and dot map for Kerala, India. 

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