Nyctibatrachus sylvaticus Rao, 1937

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

Nyctibatrachus sylvaticus Rao, 1937, Proc. Indian Acad. Sci., Ser. B, 6: 399. Holotype: CCB; now lost according to Dubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 157. Type locality: "Forests of Kempholey, Saklespur, Hassan, Mysore", Karnataka, India.

English Names

Forest 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: 66; Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Mahony, Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Zachariah, Giri, and Bossuyt, 2011, Zootaxa, 3029: 70).

Forest Wrinkled Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 65).

Rao's Lateral-eyed Frog (Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 75).

Distribution

Forests of Kempholay, Hassan District, Karnataka, India.

Comment

Biju, 2001, Occas. Publ. Indian Soc. Conserv. Biol., 1: 17, noted that some of the characteristics noted in the original publication do not fit the placement of this taxon in Nyctibatrachus. See brief account by Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 75-76. Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Mahony, Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Zachariah, Giri, and Bossuyt, 2011, Zootaxa, 3029: 70-73, provided an account. In the "northern clade", Nyctibatrachus majori 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: 101.

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