Uperodon rohani Garg, Senevirathne, Wijayathilaka, Phuge, Deuti, Manamendra-Arachchi, Meegaskumbura, and Biju, 2018

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

Uperodon rohani Garg, Senevirathne, Wijayathilaka, Phuge, Deuti, Manamendra-Arachchi, Meegaskumbura, and Biju, 2018, Zootaxa, 4384: 42. Holotype. DZ 1449, by original designation. Type locality: "Mihintale, Anuradhapura district, Sri Lanka". http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:D612A25A-E09E-4193-8B89-3DC62746FB55

English Names

Rohan's Globular Frog (original publication). 

Distribution

Widely distributed in Sri Lanka. 

Comment

Previously confused with Uperodon variegatus. In the original publication, the molecular systematics, osteology and external morphology were reviewed. See previous accounts (as Ramanella variegata) by Kirtisinghe, 1957, Amph. Ceylon: 83-85, Dutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 51-53, and de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 85. Wijayathilaka, Senevirathne, Bandara, Rajapakse, Pethiyagoda, and Meegaskumbura, 2018, Global Ecol. Conserv., 16 (e00496): 1–13, reported on conservation status, range via niche modeling, DNA barcoding, and acoustics.  

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