Nyctibatrachus minimus Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Giri, Roelants, Nagaraju, and Bossuyt, 2007

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

Nyctibatrachus minimus Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Giri, Roelants, Nagaraju, and Bossuyt, 2007, Curr. Sci., Bangalore, 93: 854. Holotype: BNHS 4527, by original designation. Type locality: "at an altitude of 1200 m asl, from Kurichiyarmala, 11°35′N, 75°58′E, Wayanad District, Kerala, India".

English Names

Miniature Night Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 64).

Distribution

Known only from the type locality (Kurichiyarmala, Wayanad District, Kerala) in the Western Ghats of southern India.

Comment

Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Mahony, Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Zachariah, Giri, and Bossuyt, 2011, Zootaxa, 3029: 52-54, provided an account. In the "northern clade", unassigned to species 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: 93.

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