Uperodon mormoratus (Rao, 1937)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Uperodon > Species: Uperodon mormoratus

Ramanella mormorata Rao, 1937, Proc. Indian Acad. Sci., Ser. B, 6: 419. Type(s): CCB; lost according to Dubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 157. ZSI/WGRC/V/A 958 designated neotype by Garg, Senevirathne, Wijayathilaka, Phuge, Deuti, Manamendra-Arachchi, Meegaskumbura, and Biju, 2018, Zootaxa, 4384: 29. Type locality: "Saklespur, Hassan District, Mysore", Karnataka, South India. Neotype from the same locality: "Saklespur, Karnataka state, India". 

Uperodon mormoratus — Peloso, Frost, Richards, Rodrigues, Donnellan, Matsui, Raxworthy, Biju, Lemmon, Lemmon, and Wheeler, 2016, Cladistics, 32: 140. 

English Names

Indian Dot Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 92).

Marbled Ramanella (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 64; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 58).

Dark-banded Frog (Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 44).

Mottled Globular Frog (Garg, Senevirathne, Wijayathilaka, Phuge, Deuti, Manamendra-Arachchi, Meegaskumbura, and Biju, 2018, Zootaxa, 4384: 29). 

Distribution

Western Ghats of southwestern India from Karnataka, Maharshtra, Goa, and Gujarat, sea level to 1050 m elevation.

Comment

Redescribed and dicussed by Das and Whitaker, 1997, Alytes, 15: 127-132. See also comment by Biju, 2001, Occas. Publ. Indian Soc. Conserv. Biol., 1: 9. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 44-45, provided a brief account. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted no larval descriptions in the literature. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 459. A very brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 57. A very brief characterization, photograph, and dot map for the southern Western Ghats provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 74. See account by Garg, Senevirathne, Wijayathilaka, Phuge, Deuti, Manamendra-Arachchi, Meegaskumbura, and Biju, 2018, Zootaxa, 4384: 29–32, who redelimited the range and doubted a record from Assam, India. 

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