Nyctibatrachus anamallaiensis (Myers, 1942)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Nyctibatrachidae > Genus: Nyctibatrachus > Species: Nyctibatrachus anamallaiensis

Nannobatrachus anamallaiensis Myers, 1942, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 55: 49. Holotype: CAS-SU 7197, by original designation. Type locality: "Puthutotam Estate, Valparai P.O., Anamallai Hills, [Tamil Nadu,] Southern India".

Nyctibatrachus anamallaiensis Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Giri, Roelants, Nagaraju, and Bossuyt, 2007, Curr. Sci., Bangalore, 93: 855.

English Names

Anamallai Night Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 61; Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Mahony, Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Zachariah, Giri, and Bossuyt, 2011, Zootaxa, 3029: 18).

Distribution

Known from the type locality and its environs at Valparai, Tamil Nadu, India; possibly also in Kerala. See comment. 

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Nyctibatrachus beddomii by Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Giri, Roelants, Nagaraju, and Bossuyt, 2007, Curr. Sci., Bangalore, 93: 855, where it had been placed by Inger, Shaffer, Koshy, and Bakde, 1984, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 81: 412. Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Mahony, Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Zachariah, Giri, and Bossuyt, 2011, Zootaxa, 3029: 18-20, provided an account. In the "southern clade", Nyctibatrachus beddomii group, of Van Bocxlaer, Biju, Willaert, Giri, Shouche, and Bossuyt, 2012, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 62: 839-847, who also noted a closely related by unnamed species from Vellayanippacha, Kerala, India. A very brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 79, who treated the unnamed species in Kerala as Nyctibatrachus anamallaiensisSivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 114–115, provided a brief account, photograph, and dot map for Kerala, India, providing an imprecise record for Palakkad. 

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