Minervarya manoharani (Garg and Biju, 2017)

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

Fejervarya manoharani Garg and Biju, 2017, Zootaxa, 4277: 478. Holotype: ZSI/WGRC/V/A/945, by original designation. Type locality: "Chathankod-Bonnacaud (0840’24.0’’N 7709’12.25’’E, 460 m asl), Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala state, India". http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:D9AF4ACC-6820-44EA-8A06-79DA7E39DAB7 

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

English Names

Manoharan’s Burrowing Frog (original publication). 


Agasthyamala hills, south of both the Palghat gap and Shencottah gap in the Western Ghats state of Kerala, southern India.  


In the Fejervarya rufescens group according to the original publication. Kumar, Anoop, Sivakumar, Dinesh, Mano, Deuti, and Sanil, 2017, Zootaxa, 4277: 491–502, reported a second locality in the Agasthyamala Hills and described its complete mitochondrial genome. Patel and Vyas, 2020, J. Anim. Diversity, 2: 12, noted that records north of the Palghat Gap are based on misidentifications. Garg and Biju, 2021, Asian Herpetol. Res., 12: 345–370, summarized the systematics of this member of the Minervarya rufescens group and mapped its distribution.

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