Micrixalus gadgili Pillai and Pattabiraman, 1990

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Micrixalidae > Genus: Micrixalus > Species: Micrixalus gadgili

Micrixalus gadgili Pillai and Pattabiraman, 1990, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 86: 386. Holotype: ZSI-SRS VA/780 according to Chanda, Das, and Dubois, 2001 "2000", Hamadryad, 25: 107. Type locality: "Dynamite House, Pamba, Sabarigiri, [Kerala,] S. India, Alt. 990 metres".

English Names

Gadgil's Torrent Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 65; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 46; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 6).

Gadgil's Tropical Frog (Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 54).

Gadgil's Dancing Frog (Biju, Garg, Gururaja, Shouche, and Walujkar, 2014, Ceylon J. Sci., Biol. Sci., 43: 42). 


Western Ghats in the state of Kerala, restricted to between the Palghat and Shencottah Gaps; specifically reported from species in Sabarimala, Gavi (Pathanamthitta District), Thekkady (Idukki District) and Kesavapara (Palakkad District). 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


Brief account provided by Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 54. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 485. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted no larval descriptions in the literature. A very brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 60. Biju, Garg, Gururaja, Shouche, and Walujkar, 2014, Ceylon J. Sci., Biol. Sci., 43: 1-87, revised the species, provided an account on pp. 42-43, and placed it in their Micrixalus nudis group.  Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 68–69, provided a brief account, photograph, and dot map for Kerala, India. 

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