Nyctibatrachus periyar Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Mahony, Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Zachariah, Giri, and Bossuyt, 2011

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

Nyctibatrachus periyar Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Mahony, Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Zachariah, Giri, and Bossuyt, 2011, Zootaxa, 3029: 56. Holotype: ZSI/WGRC/V/A/806, by original designation. Type locality: "Vallakadavu, Periyar Tiger Reserve, Idukki district, Kerala state", India.

English Names

Periyar Night Frog (original publication).

Distribution

Known only from the Periyar Tiger Reserve, Idukki District, Western Ghats of southern Kerala, India.

Comment

In the "southern clade", Nyctibatrachus aliciae 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: 95.

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