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". Zoobank publication registration: 71A18DA8-2AFF-4998-AE87-00D713EC531D

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

English Names

Manoharan’s Burrowing Frog (original publication). 

Manoharan Cricket Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 4). 


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

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: 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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