Nyctibatrachus humayuni Bhaduri and Kripalani, 1955

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

Nyctibatrachus humayuni Bhaduri and Kripalani, 1955, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 52: 852. Holotype: ZSIC 20628 (formerly BNHM 576), according to Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 63. Type locality: "wayside hill-stream, Mahabaleswar, Satar District, Bombay", India.

English Names

Bombay Night Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 102; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 63; Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Mahony, Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Zachariah, Giri, and Bossuyt, 2011, Zootaxa, 3029: 37).

Abdulali's Wrinkled Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 65; Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 222).

Abdulali's Night Frog (Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 70).

Humayun's Wrinkled Frog (Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 222).

Distribution

Widely distributed in three districts of Maharashtra state: Satara (Koyna-Humbarli and Mahabaleshwar), Pune (Khandala), and Raigad (Matheran), 200-1200 m elevation.

Comment

See brief account by Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 70. Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 222-224, provided an account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 488. Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Mahony, Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Zachariah, Giri, and Bossuyt, 2011, Zootaxa, 3029: 37-39, provided an account and redelimited the species diagnosis and its range. In the "northern clade", Nyctibatrachus humayani group, of Van Bocxlaer, Biju, Willaert, Giri, Shouche, and Bossuyt, 2012, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 62: 839-847. A very brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 87.

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