Uperodon minor (Rao, 1937)

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

Ramanella minor Rao, 1937, Proc. Indian Acad. Sci., Ser. B, 6: 417. Holotype: CCB; lost according to Dubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 157. Type locality: "Saklespur, Hassan [District]", South India.

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

English Names

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

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

Olive Banded Frog (Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 43).


Known only from the type, now lost, from Saklespur, Karnataka, southern India.


Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 63-64, and Biju, 2001, Occas. Publ. Indian Soc. Conserv. Biol., 1: 9, regarded the status of this species as problematic as the type is lost and not recollected since its original publication. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 43-44, provided a brief account. A very brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 72

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