Phrynoderma aloysii (Joshy, Alam, Kurabayashi, Sumida, and Kuramoto, 2009)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Phrynoderma > Species: Phrynoderma aloysii

Euphlyctis aloysii Joshy, Alam, Kurabayashi, Sumida, and Kuramoto, 2009, Alytes, 26: 101. Holotype: BNHS 5123, by original designation. Type locality: "Bajpe, Mangalore", Karnataka, India".

Phrynoderma aloysii — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 237. 

English Names

Aloysi Skittering Frog (Deuti, Sethy, and Ray, 2014, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 114: 128).


Currently known only from Adyar and Bajpe, possibly to Mudigere, in Mangalore, Karnataka, India; also reported from Horsley Hill, Andhra Pradesh, 1236 m elevation, India (see comment). 


Apparently the sister taxon of Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis and possibly composed of two mtDNA units according to the original publication where molecular markers and external morphology were described. Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 42, provided a very brief characterization, photograph, and dot map. Deuti, Sethy, and Ray, 2014, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 114: 128, provided a  brief account for the population of Andhra Pradesh, India, although this locality needs genetic confirmation due to its geographical distance from the main group on the western coastal plain and foothills of the Western Ghats. In the Euphlyctis hexadactylus group of Dinesh, Channakeshavamurthy, Deepak, Ghosh, and Deuti, 2021, Zootaxa, 4990: 329–353, who noted several unnamed lineages. 

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