Nanorana mokokchungensis (Das and Chanda, 2000)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Nanorana > Species: Nanorana mokokchungensis

Scutiger mokokchungensis Das and Chanda, 2000, Herpetol. J., 10: 69. Holotype: ZSIC A 8889, by original designation. Type locality: "Mokokchung (26° 20′ N; 94° 30′ E), alt. ca. 1200 m above msl., Nagaland State, north-eastern India".

Paa (Paa) mokokchungensisDubois, 2002 "2001", Amphibia-Reptilia, 22: 504.

Nanorana mokokchungensisChen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 239, by implication; Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 367.

Chaparana (Paa) mokokchungensisOhler and Dubois, 2006, Zoosystema, 28: 781.

Maculopaa mokokchungensisFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 26. See comment under Dicroglossidae.

English Names

Mokokchung Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 33; Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 44).

Mokokchung Hill Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 4). 


Known only from the type locality (Mokokchung) in Nagaland, northeastern India.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


See discussion of this nominal species by Dubois, 2002 "2001", Amphibia-Reptilia, 22: 499-506, who provisional placed this nominal taxon in the Paa maculosa group. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 204, provided a brief account (as Scutiger mokokchungensis). Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted no larval descriptions in the literature. Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 630, implied that this taxon may be found to be a synonym of Nanorana annandalii, although the type is substantially larger than the maximum size of Nanorana annandalii and with a different skin texture (S. Mahony, personal commun. 2 Jan. 2011). Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 44-45, provided a brief characterization and photographs. Not addressed, and therefore not assigned to subgenus, by Che, Zhou, Hu, Papenfuss, Wake, and Zhang, 2010, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 107: 13765-13770, and Che, Zhou, Hu, Papenfuss, Wake, and Zhang, 2010, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., doi:10.1073/pnas.1008415107/-/DCSupplemental: 2. Tang, Liu, and Yu, 2023, Animals, 13(3427): 17, suggested that this species is unassignable to subgenus. 

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