Indosylvirana intermedia (Rao, 1937)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Indosylvirana > Species: Indosylvirana intermedia

Rana (Hylorana) intermedius Rao, 1937, Proc. Indian Acad. Sci., Ser. B, 6: 394. Holotype: CCB; now lost according to Dubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 157. BNHS 5823, from type locality, designated neotype by  Biju, Garg, Mahony, Wijayathilaka, Senevirathne, and Meegaskumbura, 2014, Contr. Zool., Amsterdam, 83: 295. Type locality: "Saklespur, Hassan District, Mysore [now Karnataka] State", India. Incorrect gender of species name. 

Hylarana intermediusBiju, Garg, Mahony, Wijayathilaka, Senevirathne, and Meegaskumbura, 2014, Contr. Zool., Amsterdam, 83: 295. Incorrect gender of species name. 

Indosylvirana intermedia — Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 190. 

English Names

Rao's Intermediate Golden-backed Frog (Biju, Garg, Mahony, Wijayathilaka, Senevirathne, and Meegaskumbura, 2014, Contr. Zool., Amsterdam, 83: 295). 

Rao's Brown-coloured Frog (Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 115).

Distribution

Western Ghats north of the Palghat Gap of the states of Karnataka and adjoining regions of Kerala, predominently at elevations between 600 and 1183 m, but also as low as 8 m elevation at Adyar (Mangalore).

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Hylarana flavescens by Biju, Garg, Mahony, Wijayathilaka, Senevirathne, and Meegaskumbura, 2014, Contr. Zool., Amsterdam, 83: 295 (who provided an account and placed it in their Hylarana aurantiaca group), where it had been placed by Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 341. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 115, provided a brief account (as Rana intermedius). Kamath and Sreekar, 2016, Acta Herpetol., Firenze, 11: 15–20, reported on morphology, ecology, and behavior. 

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