Microhyla karunaratnei Fernando and Siriwardhane, 1996

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Microhyla > Species: Microhyla karunaratnei

Microhyla karunaratnei Fernando and Siriwardhane, 1996, J. South Asian Nat. Hist., 2: 135. Holotype: AMS R 148277, by original designation. Type locality: "Morningside Estate, Sinharaja World Heritage Site: 1 km from research station at edge of a shallow pond (6° 24′ N, 80° 37′ E)", Sri Lanka.

English Names

Karunaratne's Narrow-mouth Frog (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 78).


Wet forest below 1100 m elevation in southern Sri Lanka (Morningside Forest Reserve).


See account by Dutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 31. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 453. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 78, provided a brief account and color photograph. Wijayathilaka and Meegaskumbura, 2016, PLoS One, 11(7: e0159003): 1–11, discussed the advertisement call. In the Microhyla zeylanica species group of Garg, Suyesh, Das, Jiang, Wijayathilaka, Amarasinghe, Alhadi, Vineeth, Aravind, Senevirathne, Meegaskumbura, and Biju, 2018 "2019", Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 69: 1–71, who summarized the literature. Gorin, Solovyeva, Hasan, Okamiya, Karunarathna, Pawangkhanant, de Silva, Juthong, Milto, Nguyen, Suwannapoom, Haas, Bickford, Das, and Poyarkov, 2020, PeerJ, 8 (e9411): 1–47, placed this species in their Microhyla superciliaris group. 

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