Uperodon variegatus (Stoliczka, 1872)

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

Hylaedactylus carnaticus Jerdon, 1853, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 22: 533. Types: Not stated; presumably originally in ZSIC; reported as lost by Jerdon, 1870, Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 1870: 67. Type locality: "the Carnatic", South India. This nomen dubium tentatively suggested to be a senior synonym by Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 91

Callula variegata Stoliczka, 1872, Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 1872: 111. Syntypes: "one, lent to me by Dr. Anderson, in the Indian Museum [now ZSIC]and the other in my collection": ZSIC 2761 according to Sclater, 1892, List Batr. Indian Mus.: viii, 24. Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 94, reported, apparently erroneously that BMNH 74.11.12.2, might be a syntype. NHMW 4019 (presumably erroneously) reported as a syntype by Häupl and Tiedemann, 1978, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 2: 14, and Häupl, Tiedemann, and Grillitsch, 1994, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 9: 18. BMNH 74. 11. 12. 2 and ZSIC 2761 reported as possible syntypes by Dutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 51. See also discussion by Chanda, Das, and Dubois, 2001 "2000", Hamadryad, 25: 104. Type locality: "Ellore" (= Eluru), Andhra Pradesh, India.

Callula olivacea Günther, 1876 "1875", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1875: 576. Syntypes: BMNH 1874.4.29.1351-52, according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 94; now BMNH 1925.9.18.1-2 according to XXX. Type locality: "Yellagherry Hills at an altitude of about 2000 feet", India. Recognized by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 171; synonymy by Boulenger, 1890, Fauna Brit. India, Rept. Batr.: 494; Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 93.

Kaloula variegataRao, 1918, Rec. Indian Mus., 15: 43; Ramaswami, 1937 "1936", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1936: 1152.

Ramanella symbioitica Rao and Ramanna, 1925, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1925: 1445. Syntypes: BMNH 1925.9.18.1-2, by original designation. Type locality: "Bangalore (Mysore), 3000 ft., S. India". Synonymy by Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 93.

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

English Names

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

Variegated Ramanella (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 64; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 59).

Termite Nest Frog (Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 45).

Marbled Narrow-mouthed Frog (Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 134).

Variable Ramanella (Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 134).

White-bellied Pug-snout Frog (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 85).

Distribution

Eastern and southeastern India in Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala; Sri Lanka.

Comment

See accounts by Kirtisinghe, 1957, Amph. Ceylon: 83-85, and Dutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 51-53. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 45, provided a brief account. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 66-67, provided relevant literature and range. Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 134-136, provided an account. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 85, provided a brief account and color photograph. Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 98–99, provided a brief account, photograph, and dot map for Kerala, India. 

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