Minervarya kirtisinghei (Manamendra-Arachchi and Gabadage, 1996)

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

Limnonectes kirtisinghei Manamendra-Arachchi and Gabadage, 1996, J. South Asian Nat. Hist., 2: 32. Holotype: AMS R148272, by original designation. Type locality: "Sri Lanka: Moray Estate, Rajamally, near Mousakelle, alt. 1380 m (06° 48′ N, 80° 31′ E)".

Limnonectes (Fejervarya) kirtisingheiDutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 131.

Fejervarya kirtisingheiDubois and Ohler, 2000, Alytes, 18: 35; Fei, Ye, Jiang, and Xie, 2002, Herpetol. Sinica, 9: 92.

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

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

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

English Names

Kirtisinghe's Frog (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 70).


Montane south-central to lowland southwestern Sri Lanka, 50-1580 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Sri Lanka

Endemic: Sri Lanka


See account (as Limnonectes kirtisinghei) by Dutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 87-91. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 131, provided systematic comments, range, and brief bibliography. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 70, provided a brief account and color photograph. Bopage, Wewelwala, Krvavac, Jovanovic, Safarek, and Pushpamal, 2011, Salamandra, 47: 173-177, reported the species in lowland forest in the Kanneliya Forest of southwestern Sri Lanka. 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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