Micryletta aishani Das, Garg, Hamidy, Smith, and Biju, 2019

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Micryletta > Species: Micryletta aishani

Micryletta aishani Das, Garg, Hamidy, Smith, and Biju, 2019, PeerJ, 7(e7012): 10. Holotype: ZSIC 14304, by original designaiton. Type locality: "Subhong (24°58′34″N 92°47′45″E, 110 m asl), Cachar district, Assam state, India". urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F0C54D63-0B29-470F-BDCD-72F7E2511C51

English Names

Northeast Indian Paddy Frog (original publication). 

False Ornate Narrow-mouthed Frog (as Micryletta inornata: Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 64; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 57).

Boulenger's Ornate Narrow-mouthed Frog (as Micryletta inornata: Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 68 [presumably]).


Currently known with confidence from three northeastern Indian states of Assam, Tripura, and Manipur as well as Sylhet Division, northeastern Bangladesh, and Kachin, northern Myanmar (Kachin). 


Confused with Micryletta inormata prior to the resolution of the status of that taxon as a species complex by Alhadi, Hamidy, Farajallah, Munir, Atmaja, Garg, Biju, and Smith, 2019, Zootaxa, 4613: 111–126. Older literature of "Micryletta inornata" presumably pointing to this species includes:  Pillai, 1977, Proc. Indian Acad. Sci., Ser. B, 86: 135, and Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 62-63, provided relevant literature for Indian population. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 68-69, who provided a brief characterization and photograph and noted the Manipur, northeastern India, record; Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 40-41, provided a brief account (as Microhyla inornata) for the Andaman and Nicobar Is. See comments by Hakim, Trageser, Ghose, Das, Rashid, and Rahman, 2020, Check List, 16: 1239–1268, who reported the species from Lawachara National Park, Sylhet Division, northeastern Bangladesh. Miller, Zug, Wogan, Lee, and Mulcahy, 2021, Ichthyol. & Herpetol., 109: 245–257, reported the species in Kachin State, Myanmar, as part of a larger phylogenetic study. Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 33, briefly discussed identification, habitat, and range in Myanmar.

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