Microhyla nakkavaram Garg, Sivaperuman, Gokulakrishnan, Chandramouli, and Biju, 2022

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

Microhyla nakkavaram Garg, Sivaperuman, Gokulakrishnan, Chandramouli, and Biju, 2022, Zool. Stud., Taipei, 61 (2): 10. Holotype: ZSI/ANRC/ T/14215, by original designation. Type locality: "APWD Guest House, Campbell Bay (07.014°N, 93.932°E, 40 m asl), Great Nicobar Island, Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago, India". zoobank: urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:C9F11F8E-6506-4696-AD18- 8562101A15C2 

English Names

Nicobarese Narrow-mouthed Frog (original publication). 

Distribution

Known only from the southern group of Nicobar Islands, India: Great Nicobar Island, Kondul Island, and Little Nicobar Island. 

Comment

Previously confused with Microhyla heymonsi, according to the original publication, where external morphology, coloration, and molecular markers were detailed. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 59, provided systematic comments (as Microhyla heymonsi). Harikrishnan and Vasudevan, 2018, Alytes, 36: 245–247, commented on the distribution and natural history (as Microhyla heymonsi) in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India.

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