Minervarya teraiensis (Dubois, 1984)

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

Rana (Fejervarya) teraiensis Dubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 150. Holotype: MNHNP 1975.1763, by original designation. Type locality: "Birtamode, Est-Népal, alt. 200 m."

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

Fejervarya teraiensisIskandar, 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 teraiensisHowlader, 2011, Bangladesh Wildl. Bull., 5: 2.

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

English Names

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

Terai Warty Frog (Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 34).

Terai Cricket Frog (Schleich, Anders, and Kästle, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 79; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 23).


Eastern Nepal below 400 m; and in adjacent Sikkim and northeastern India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura) into adjacent southeastern and central Bangladesh.


Anders, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 253-256, provided an account for the Nepal population; Dubois, 2004, Alytes, 21: 175, noted that the illustration associated with this account (fig. 52) is actually of Fejervarya pierrei. Mathew and Sen, 2005, Cobra, Chennai, 59: 1-4, provided northeastern Indian records for Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura and compared the species to Fejervarya limnocharis. Ao, Bordoloi, and Ohler, 2003, Zoos' Print J., 18: 1117-1125, provided a specific locality for Nagaland, northeastern India. Ningombam and Bordoloi, 2007, Zoos' Print J., 22: 2688-2690, provided a record for Manipur, northeastern India. 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). Mathew and Sen, 2005, Cobra, Chennai, 59: 1-4, reported a locality in the Garo Hills, District of Meghalaya, India. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 34, provided a brief characterization and photographs. Rasel, Hannan, and Howlader, 2007, Bangladesh Wildl. Bull., 2007: 1-3, reported the species in the Chittagong region of southeastern Bangladesh. See Shah and Tiwari, 2004, Herpetofauna Nepal: 59, for brief account (as Fejervarya teraiensis). Rahman and Howlader, 2011, Herpetol. Rev., 42: 562, provided a range extension in Bangladesh and commented on the range. Sarker, 2012, Herpetol. Rev., 43: 440, provided a record for Dhaka District, Bangladesh. Wangyal, 2013, J. Threatened Taxa, 5: 4776, provided records from Sarpang District, south-central Bhutan.Ahmad and Alam, 2015, Herpetol. Rev., 46: 559–560, provided a record for Nazipur, Naogaon District, Rajshahi Division, Bnagladesh. Rana, 2016, Herpetol. Rev., 47: 247, provided a record for the Gazipur District, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh. See Subba, Aravind, and Ravikanth, 2016, Check List, 13(1: 2033): 8, for Sikkim, India, record. Al-Razi, Alam, Hossain, Neogi, and Baki, 2017, IRCF Rept. & Amph., 24: 162–167, provided a record from Saint Martin's Island, Cox's Bazar, southeastern Bangladesh. Khatiwada, Wang, Zhao, Xie, and Jiang, 2021, Asian Herpetol. Res., 12: 1–35, discussed the species in Nepal.   

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