Minervarya sengupti (Purkayastha and Matsui, 2012)

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

Fejervarya sengupti Purkayastha and Matsui, 2012, Asian Herpetol. Res., Ser. 2, 3: 32. Holotype: V/A/NERC/ZSI 1100, by original designation. Type locality: "Mawphlang, East Khasi Hill District, Meghalaya, India (25° 26′ 42.68″ N, 91° 45′ 10.99″ E, 1824 m a.s.l.)".

Zakerana senguptiFrost, 2013, Amph. Spec. World, Vers. 5.6. Provisional arrangement. 

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

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

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality (Mawphlang, Meghalaya, northeastern India), although expected to be more widely distributed.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


External morphology and advertisement call detailed in the original publication. Garg and Biju, 2021, Asian Herpetol. Res., 12: 345–370, summarized the systematics of this member of the Minervarya agricola group and mapped its distribution. Raj, Vasudevan, Aggarwal, Dutta, Sahoo, Mahapatra, Sharma, Janani, Kar, and Dubois, 2023, Alytes, 39–40: 31–35, reported on larval morphology of genetically-confirmed specimens from Meghalaya, India. 

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