Indirana gundia (Dubois, 1986)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranixalidae > Genus: Indirana > Species: Indirana gundia

Ranixalus gundia Dubois, 1986 "1985", Alytes, 4: 114. Holotype: MNHNP 1985.633, by original designation. Type locality: "Gundia, forêt de Kemphole, à l'ouest de Sakleshpur, Karnataka, Inde".

Indirana gundiaDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 175.

English Names

Gundia Indian Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 99; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 85).

Gundia Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 64).


Known from the Western Ghats of west-central and southwestern Karnataka and northern Kerala, India. 


See brief account (as Ranixalus gundia) by Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 82, 208-209). Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 175, regarded Ranixalus gundia Dubois a likely synonym of Polypedates brachytarsus (= Indirana brachytarsus), but did not make the synonymy pending examination of the types. 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: 480. A very brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 108. Jesmina and George, 2015, Biodiversity Data J., 3: e5825: 1–6, provided records for northern Kerala. Dahanukar, Modak, Krutha, Nameer, Padhye, and Molur, 2016, J. Threatened Taxa, 8: 9274–9276, provided a detailed account and placed this in the Indirana beddomii group. See brief account by Garg and Biju, 2016, PLoS One, 11(11:e0166326): 21. 

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