Limnonectes mawlyndipi (Chanda, 1990)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Limnonectes > Species: Limnonectes mawlyndipi

Rana mawlyndipi Chanda, 1990, J. Bengal Nat. Hist. Soc., N.S.,, 9: 44. Holotype: ZSI-KZ 983, by original designation. Type locality: "Mawlyndip, Khasi hills, Meghalaya, (alt. ca 1498 m.)", northeastern India.

Limnonectes (Limnonectes) mawlyndipiDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 316.

Limnonectes mawlindipiDas and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 65. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

Mawlyndipi Wart Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 100).

Mawlindip Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 65; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 29).

Mawlindip Fanged Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 3). 


Known from the type locality in the Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, and Darjeeling, West Bengal, eastern India.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


Most similar to Limnonectes doriae according to the original publication. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 127-128, provided a brief account (as Rana mawlyndipi). Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 135-136, provided range and partial taxonomic bibliography. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted no larval descriptions in the literature. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 39, provided a brief characterization and photographs and did not include West Bengal as part of the range.

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