Minervarya muangkanensis (Suwannapoom, Yuan, Jiang, Yan, Gao, and Che, 2017)

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

Fejervarya muangkanensis Suwannapoom, Yuan, Jiang, Yan, Gao, and Che, 2017, Zool. Res., Kunming, 38: 245. Holotype: KIZ 024627, by original designation. Type locality: "Ban Tha Khanun, Thong Pha Phum, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand (N15°11'52.73", E98°19'29.71"; 712 m a.s.l.)". 

Minervarya muangkanensis — Here (26 Oct. 2018; in reference to revision of  Sanchez, Biju, Islam, Hasan, Ohler, Vences, and Kurabayashi, 2018, Salamandra, 54: 109–116. 

English Names

Kanchanaburi Rain-pool Frog (original publication). 

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

Distribution

Known only from small swamps in secondary forests at elevations between 700–900 m in Thong Pha Phum, Kanchanaburi Province, western Thailand, and disjunctly in mainland (Ayeyarwady, Bago, Chin, Kachin, Rakhine) and peninsular (Tanintharyi) Myanmar. 

Comment

In the original publication shown by mtDNA analysis to be imbedded within Fejervarya sensu lato, this clade subsequently partitioned by Sanchez, Biju, Islam, Hasan, Ohler, Vences, and Kurabayashi, 2018, Salamandra, 54: 109–116, who provided a tree that would place this species within Minervarya as implied by the tree provided by  Suwannapoom, Yuan, Jiang, Yan, Gao, and Che, 2017, Zool. Res., Kunming, 38: 246. Köhler, Mogk, Khaing, and Than, 2019, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 69: 183–226, provided an account of the Myanmar populations, reported on the phylogenetic placement of the species and described its advertisement call. Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 288–289, provided a brief account (description, photographs, habitat, and range) for Thailand (in Thai). See comment under Minervarya andamanensisGarg and Biju, 2021, Asian Herpetol. Res., 12: 345–370, summarized the systematics (morphology and molecular markers) of this member of the Minervarya andamanensis group and mapped its distribution. Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 23, briefly discussed identification, habitat, and range in Myanmar.

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