Minervarya chiangmaiensis (Suwannapoom, Yuan, Poyarkov, Yan, Kamtaeja, Murphy, and Che, 2016)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Minervarya > Species: Minervarya chiangmaiensis

Fejervarya chiangmaiensis Suwannapoom, Yuan, Poyarkov, Yan, Kamtaeja, Murphy, and Che, 2016, Zool. Res., Kunming, 37(6): 330. Holotype.: KIZ024057, by original designation. Type locality: "Ban Monjong, Omkoi District, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand (N17°28′16.93″, E98°27′28.26″, 460 m a.s.l.)". 

Minervarya chiangmaiensis — Sanchez, Biju, Islam, Hasan, Ohler, Vences, and Kurabayashi, 2018, Salamandra, 54: 115. 

English Names

Chiang Mai Rain-Pool Frog (original publication). 

Chiangmai Dwarf Grassfrog (Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 23).


Known  from the type locality, a lowland farm in Ban Monjong, Omkoi District, Chiang Mai, northern Thailand; southeastern Yunnan (Ankang Township), China, and disjunctly in Myanmar in Sagaing (Chatthin, Kanbalur Township), Kachin (Myitkyina Township), Chin (Kampatlat Township, Mindat Township), and Ayeyarwady (near Pathein). 


Advertisement call, morphology, and molecular markers were detailed in the original publication. See account for the Myanmar population by Köhler, Mogk, Khaing, and Than, 2019, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 69: 183–226. Hui, Yu, Yang, and Rao, 2019, Russ. J. Herpetol., 26: 265–266, provided the records from Yunnan, China, and north-central Sagaing, Myanmar. Makchai, Chuaynkern, Safoowong, Chuachat, and Cota, 2020, Amph. N. Thailand: 66, provided a brief account for Thailand, and a range map.. Garg and Biju, 2021, Asian Herpetol. Res., 12: 345–370, summarized the systematics (morphology and molecular markers) of this member of the Minervarya agricola group and mapped its distribution. Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 23, briefly discussed identification, habitat, and range in Myanmar. 

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