Uperodon anamalaiensis (Rao, 1937)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Uperodon > Species: Uperodon anamalaiensis

Ramanella anamalaiensis Rao, 1937, Proc. Indian Acad. Sci., Ser. B, 6: 420. Holotype: CCB; lost according to Dubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 157. Type locality: "Base of Anamallai Hills, Coimbatore District", Tamil Nadu, South India.

Uperodon anamalaiensis — Peloso, Frost, Richards, Rodrigues, Donnellan, Matsui, Raxworthy, Biju, Lemmon, Lemmon, and Wheeler, 2016, Cladistics, 32: 140. 

English Names

Anamalai Dot Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 92).

Anamalai Ramanella (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 64; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 57).

Reddish-brown Microhylid Frog (Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 43).


Known from the type locality (Tamil Nadu) and from indefinite localities in Palakkad and Thrissur districts of Kerala, India.


Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 63, and Biju, 2001, Occas. Publ. Indian Soc. Conserv. Biol., 1: 9, noted that the status of this species is problematic as the type specimen is lost and not collected subsequently. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 43, provided a brief account and noted that the species is known only from the type, now lost. Reported for the first time in many years from Silent Valley National Park, Tamil Nadu, India (http://novataxa.blogspot.no/2011/07/5-lost-frogs-india-rediscoverd.html).  A very brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 71. Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 92–93, provided a brief account, photograph, and dot map for Kerala, India, which showed records for the districts of Palakkad and Thrissur in Kerala, India. 

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