Minervarya nicobariensis (Stoliczka, 1870)

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

Rana gracilis var. nicobariensis Stoliczka, 1870, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 39: 144. Syntypes: Implied by original description to be in ZSIC; ZSIC 2679 regarded as holotype by Sclater, 1892, List Batr. Indian Mus.: 5; reported as lost by Dubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 154. Type locality: "Nicobars, in the neighbourhood of the Nancowri harbour".

Lymnodytes nicobariensisMason, 1882, Burma, Ed. 3: 291.

Limnonectes (Fejervarya) nicobariensisDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 61, by implication.

Fejervarya nicobariensisDubois and Ohler, 2000, Alytes, 18: 35; Fei, Ye, Jiang, and Xie, 2002, Herpetol. Sinica, 9: 93.

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

English Names

Nicobar Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 20).


Known only from the type locality (Nicobar Island, India).


Removed provisionally from the synonymy of Fejervarya andamanensis by Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 61, where it had been placed by Dubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 154. Sarkar and Ray, 2006, In Alfred (ed.), Fauna of Arunachal Pradesh, Part 1: 297, provided a questionable report for Arunachal Pradesh, as well as for West Bengal. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted no larval descriptions in the literature.

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