Minervarya greenii (Boulenger, 1905)

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

Rana greenii Boulenger, 1905 "1904", Spolia Zeylan., 2: 74. Syntypes: BMNH 1860.3.19.1100, 1853.3.31.38-39, 1876.3.21.17, 1869.7.24.8-9, and MCZ 15361 ('paratype' on exchange from BMNH according to Barbour and Loveridge, 1946, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 96: 183). MCZ 15361 designated lectotype by Manamendra-Arachchi and Gabadage, 1996, J. South Asian Nat. Hist., 2: 31-42. Type locality: "Ceylon" and "hills of central Ceylon", Sri Lanka.

Rana limnocharis greeniiAnnandale, 1917, Mem. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 6: 131; Kirtisinghe, 1957, Amph. Ceylon: 9.

Rana (Rana) greeniiBoulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 6.

Rana limnocharis greeniiKirtisinghe, 1957, Amph. Ceylon: 40-43.

Rana (Euphlyctis) greeniiDubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 239, by implication.

Rana (Fejervarya) greeniiDubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 148.

Euphlyctis greeniiPoynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 124, by implication.

Limnonectes (Fejervarya) greeniiDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 61.

Fejervarya greeniiIskandar, 1998, Amph. Java Bali: 71, by implication; Dubois and Ohler, 2000, Alytes, 18: 35; Fei, Ye, Jiang, and Xie, 2002, Herpetol. Sinica, 9: 92.

Zakerana greeniiHowlader, 2011, Bangladesh Wildl. Bull., 5: 2.

Fejervarya greenii —  Dinesh, Vijayakumar, Channakeshavamurthy, Torsekar, Kulkarni, and Shanker, 2015, Zootaxa, 3999: 79. 

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

English Names

Montane Frog (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 69).


Hills of central Sri Lanka, 1700-2135 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India, Sri Lanka


See account (as Rana limnocharis greenii) by Kirtisinghe, 1957, Amph. Ceylon: 40-43; Dutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 83-86, and Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 35. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 129, provided range, systematic comments, and a taxonomic bibliography and doubted records from Karnataka, India. Sumida, Kotaki, Islam, Tjong, Igawa, Kondo, Matsui, de Silva, Khonsue, and Nishioka, 2007, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 24: 547-562, reported a distant relationship to other members of the Fejervarya limnocharis complex. 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: 478, who reported a personal communication from Sushi Dutta that an unnamed species in Karnataka and Maharashtra, South India, may be a close relative. Sri Lankan population (as Rana limnocharis) discussed by Kirtisinghe, 1957, Amph. Ceylon: 38-40 and Dutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 80-83. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 132-133, as Fejervarya limnocharis, provided range, systematic comments, and partial taxonomic bibliography. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 69, provided a brief account and color photograph. Garg and Biju, 2021, Asian Herpetol. Res., 12: 345–370, summarized the systematics of this member of the Minervarya greenii group and mapped its distribution. 

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