Minervarya pentali Garg and Biju, 2021

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

Minervarya pentali Garg and Biju, 2021, Asian Herpetol. Res., 12: 359. Holotype: BNHS 6115, by original designation. Type locality: "Nedumbassery, Cochin (10°09’42.5” N 76°23’22.4” E, 11 m asl), Ernakulam district, Kerala state, India". urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:1CBAF3D4-17A1-4A1F-B1A1-8E58A17C8FF9

English Names

Pental’s Minervaryan Frog (original publication). 

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


Widely distributed in the southern Western Ghats, up to the elevations of 220 m elevation, nearly across the entire state of Kerala and the adjoining areas of Tamil Nadu. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


In the Minervarya syhadrensis group according to the original publication, where external morphology, advertisement call, and molecular markers were detailed. 

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