Minervarya sahyadris Dubois, Ohler, and Biju, 2001

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

Minervarya sahyadris Dubois, Ohler, and Biju, 2001, Alytes, 19: 58. Holotype: MNHNP 2000.3031, by original designation. Type locality: "along a rivulet in forest near the village of Gundia (13° 05′ N, 76° 07′ E; altitude about 200 m), Kempholey forest, Hassan District, Karnataka, India".

Fejervarya sahyadrisKuramoto, Joshy, Kurabayashi, and Sumida, 2008 "2007", Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 26: 98–99; Dinesh, Vijayakumar, Channakeshavamurthy, Torsekar, Kulkarni, and Shanker, 2015, Zootaxa, 3999: 79. 

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

English Names

Minevarya Frog (Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 57). 

Sahyadri White Lipped Cricket Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 4). 


Gundia in Karnataka and Calicut and adjoining areas in Kerala in the southern Western Ghats of southwestern India, 40 to 200 m elevation. See comment. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


See phylogenetic comments included by Kuramoto, Joshy, Kurabayashi, and Sumida, 2008 "2007", Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 26: 81-105. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 486. A very brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 55. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted several larval descriptions in the literature with comments. Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 56–57, provided a brief account, photograph, and dot map for Kerala, India. Garg and Biju, 2021, Asian Herpetol. Res., 12: 345–370, summarized the systematics (morphology and molecular markers) of this member of the Minervarya sahyadris group and mapped its distribution. See comment under Minervarya pierrei, which may be conspecific.  

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