Phrynoderma kerala (Dinesh, Channakeshavamurthy, Deepak, Ghosh, and Deuti, 2021)

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

Euphlyctis kerala Dinesh, Channakeshavamurthy, Deepak, Ghosh, and Deuti, 2021, Zootaxa, 4990: 335. Holotype: ZSI/WGRC/A/973, by original designation. Type locality: "the surroundings of the Thattekad Bird Sanctuary (N 10.1272, E 76.6840), Kerala", India. http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:CA6C0062-D733-4A3F-84C2-773481B81349

Phrynoderma keralaDinesh, Channakeshavamurthy, Deepak, Shabnam, Ghosh, and Deuti, 2022, Zootaxa, 5100: 419. 

English Names

Kerala Skittering Frog (original designation). 

Distribution

Currently known only from the ponds adjacent to the river tributaries of the Periyar river in the lower elevations in the surroundings of the Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, south of the Palghat Gap in the Western Ghats, Kerala, India. 

Comment

In the Euphlyctis hexadactylus group and the sister taxon of Euphlyctis aloysii, according to the original publication, where external morphology, morphometrics, molecular markers, and natural history were described. 

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