Micrixalus herrei Myers, 1942

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

Micrixalus herrei Myers, 1942, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 55: 71. Holotype: CAS-SU 7265, by original designation. Type locality: "Kallar, 30 miles northeast of Trivandrum, Travancore, South India". 


English Names

Kallar Dancing Frog ( Biju, Garg, Gururaja, Shouche, and Walujkar, 2014, Ceylon J. Sci., Biol. Sci., 43: 34). 

Kallar Torrent Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 6).


Western Ghats in the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, restricted to south of the Shencottah Gap; specifically reported from this species in Attayar, Chathankod, Kallar and Ponmudi (Thiruvananthapuram District) and Kovachal (Kollam District) in Kerala state, and Kiriparai (Kanyakumari District) and Puthericharium (Tirunelveli District) in Tamil Nadu state. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


Removed from the synonymy of Micrixalus fuscus (although retained in the Micrixalus fuscus group) by Biju, Garg, Gururaja, Shouche, and Walujkar, 2014, Ceylon J. Sci., Biol. Sci., 43: 34, where it had been placed by Inger, Shaffer, Koshy, and Bakde, 1984, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 81: 410. Senevirathne, Garg, Kerney, Meegaskumbura, and Biju, 2016, PLoS One, 11(3: e0151781): 1–18, described the external and internal morphology of the larva. 

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