Minervarya murthii (Pillai, 1979)

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

Rana murthii Pillai, 1979, Bull. Zool. Surv. India, 2: 39. Holotype: ZSI-SRS VA/773 according to Chanda, Das, and Dubois, 2001 "2000", Hamadryad, 25: 110. Type locality: "forest at Naduvattom, Gudallur, Tamil Nadu", Western Ghats, South India.

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

Fejervarya murthiiIskandar, 1998, Amph. Java Bali: 71, by implication; Dubois and Ohler, 2000, Alytes, 18: 35; Chanda, Das, and Dubois, 2001 "2000", Hamadryad, 25: 110; Fei, Ye, Jiang, and Xie, 2002, Herpetol. Sinica, 9: 93.

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

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

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

English Names

Ghats Wart Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 100).

Murthy's Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 65; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 19).

Distribution

Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, South India, ca. 2200 m elevation.

Comment

Most similar to Fejevarya greenii (as Rana greeni) according to the original publication. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 128-131, provided a brief account (as Rana murthii). See comments by Kuramoto, Joshy, Kurabayashi, and Sumida, 2008 "2007", Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 26: 81-105. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted no larval descriptions in the literature. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 479.A very brief characterization (as Fejervarya murthii), photograph, and dot map provided by  Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 49.  

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