Micrixalus silvaticus (Boulenger, 1882)

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

English Names

Southern Tropical Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 102).

Forest Torrent Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 65; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 48; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 7).

Boulenger's Malabar Frog (Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 62).

Forest Dancing Frog (Biju, Garg, Gururaja, Shouche, and Walujkar, 2014, Ceylon J. Sci., Biol. Sci., 43: 64). 


Kadalar Estate (Idukki District, Kerala, India), south of the Palghat Gap in the Western Ghats. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


See brief account by Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 62-64. A very brief characterization and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 66. Biju, Garg, Gururaja, Shouche, and Walujkar, 2014, Ceylon J. Sci., Biol. Sci., 43: 1-87, revised the species, placed it in their Micrixalus silvaticus group, and severely delimited the range. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted no larval descriptions in the literature. Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 76–77, provided a brief account, photograph, and dot map for Kerala, India.  

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