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. 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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