Fejervarya orissaensis (Dutta, 1997)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Fejervarya > Species: Fejervarya orissaensis

Limnonectes orissaensis Dutta, 1997, Hamadryad, 22: 2. Holotype: KU 197186, by original designation. Type locality: "near a temporary rain water pool at Sainik School area, Bhubaneswar, Khurda District, Orissa, India".

Fejervarya orissaensisChanda, Das, and Dubois, 2001 "2000", Hamadryad, 25: 106.

English Names

Orissa Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 65; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 21).

Orissa Cricket Frog (Deuti, Sethy, and Ray, 2014, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 114: 129). 

Distribution

States of Orissa, Madhya Pradesh (Sagar District), and Andhra Pradesh in eastern India across Bangladesh and southeastern Myanmar into western Thailand. 

Comment

In the Fejervarya limnocharis group, most similar to populations of Fejervarya limnocharis from the Malay Peninsula, according to the original publication. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted a small number of larval descriptions of varying levels of completeness in the literature. Kotaki, Kurabayashi, Matsui, Kuramoto, Djong, and Sumida, 2010, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 27: 386-395, noted a closely related, if not conspecific population in southwestern Thailand, suggesting that this taxon likely occurs as a single species or as a complex from Orissa, India, through parts of Myanmar to at least southwestern Thailand. Hasan, Islam, Khan, Alam, Kurabayashi, Igawa, Kuramoto, and Sumida, 2012, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 29: 162-172, discussed the possibility of cryptic species (their Fejervarya sp. large type) recognized on the basis of molecular evidence. Köhler, Mogk, Khaing, and Than, 2019, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 69: 183–226, reported on the phylogenetic placement of the species , provided an account, and described its larval morphology and advertisement call. Deuti, Sethy, and Ray, 2014, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 114: 129–130, provided a  brief account for the population of the Andhra Pradesh and Odhisa, India. Das, Mohapatra, Jaggi, and Sailo, 2020, Herpetol. Rev., 51: 268–269, provided a record from Madhya Pradesh, India, and discussed the range. 

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