Minervarya pierrei (Dubois, 1975)

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

Rana pierrei Dubois, 1975, C. R. Hebd. Séances Acad. Sci., Paris, 281: 1720. Holotype: MNHNP 1975.1680, by original designation. Type locality: "Birtamode, Est-Népal, alt. 200 m".

Rana (Euphlyctis) pierreiDubois, 1980 "1978", C. R. Séances Soc. Biogeogr., 55: 158.

Rana (Fejervarya) pierreiDubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 149.

Euphlyctis pierreiPoynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 124, by implication.

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

Fejervarya pierreiIskandar, 1998, Amph. Java Bali: 71, by implication; Dubois and Ohler, 2000, Alytes, 18: 35; Fei, Ye, Jiang, and Xie, 2002, Herpetol. Sinica, 9: 92; Dinesh, Vijayakumar, Channakeshavamurthy, Torsekar, Kulkarni, and Shanker, 2015, Zootaxa, 3999: 79. 

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

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

English Names

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

Pierre's Cricket Frog (Schleich, Anders, and Kästle, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 79; Ahmed, Das, and Dutta, 2009, Amph. Rept. NE India: 36; Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 32).

Jhapa Frog (Shah and Tiwari, 2004, Herpetofauna Nepal: 57).

Distribution

Southern Nepal at lower elevations into India (Haryana, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and Nagaland) and into Dagana District, Bhutan; reported from the Panna Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, central India; eastern Bangladesh.

Comment

See original publication for discussion of this species being confused with Fejervarya limnocharis. Anders, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 247-249, provided an account for the Nepal population. Borthakur, Kalita, Hussain, and Sengupta, 2007, Zoos' Print J., 22: 2639-2643, compared the species of Assam, northwest India (Fejervarya nepalensis, Fejervarya pierrei, Fejervarya syhadrensis, and Fejervarya teraiensis). Ahmed, Das, and Dutta, 2009, Amph. Rept. NE India: 36, provided a brief account for northeastern India and who implied that the name applies to many of the populations in India previously allocated to Fejervarya limnocharis. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted no larval descriptions in the literature. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 32, provided a brief characterization and photographs. Rasel, Hannan, and Howlader, 2007, Bangladesh Wildl. Bull., 2007: 1-3, reported this species in the Chittagong region of eastern Bangladesh. See Shah and Tiwari, 2004, Herpetofauna Nepal: 57, for brief account (as Limnonectes pierrei) for Nepal. Wangyal, 2013, J. Threatened Taxa, 5: 4776, provided records from Dagana District, soutwest-central Bhutan. Bahuguna, 2013, Herpetol. Rev., 44: 620, provided a record (as Fejervarya pierrei) for Haryana, India, and commented on the range. Ahmad and Alam, 2015, Herpetol. Rev., 46: 559, provided a record for Nazipur, Naogaon Distrit, Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh.  Köhler, Mogk, Khaing, and Than, 2019, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 69: 190, suggested that the distinctiveness from Minervarya granosa and Minervarya syhadrensis needs to be confirmed. Reported from extreme southwestern Nepal in the Shuklaphanta National Park by Rawat, Bhattarai, Poudyal, and Subedi, 2020, J. Threatened Taxa, 12: 11587. Prasad, Gautam, Gupta, Murthy, Ramesh, Shinde, and Das, 2020, Zootaxa, 4851: 450–476, reported on morphology and advertisement call for a population in the Panna Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, central India, this identification confirmed by genetic analysis.

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