Nyctibatrachus vasanthi Ravichandran, 1997

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

Nyctibatrachus vasanthi Ravichandran, 1997, Hamadryad, 22: 9. Holotype: ZSI-SRS 1074, by original designation. Type locality: "Solaipalam Aru (Kakachi), Kalakad Tiger Reserve, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu, south India, altitude ca. 1,120 m above msl. "

English Names

Kalakad Wrinkled Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 65; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 67; Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Mahony, Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Zachariah, Giri, and Bossuyt, 2011, Zootaxa, 3029: 73).

Distribution

Known only from the area of the type locality, Kalakad Tiger Reserve, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu, South India, 700 m elevation.

Comment

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: 489. Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Mahony, Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Zachariah, Giri, and Bossuyt, 2011, Zootaxa, 3029: 73-75, provided an account. In the "southern clade", sister taxon of the 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: 102.

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