Nyctibatrachus tunga Pavan Kumar, Vishwajith, Anisha, Dayananda, Gururaja, and Priti, 2022

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Nyctibatrachidae > Subfamily: Nyctibatrachinae > Genus: Nyctibatrachus > Species: Nyctibatrachus tunga

Nyctibatrachus tunga Pavan Kumar, Vishwajith, Anisha, Dayananda, Gururaja, and Priti, 2022, Zootaxa, 5209: 75. Holotype: BNHS 6102, by original designation. Type locality: "along a stream inside a coffee plantation at Siddaramata village, Koppa Taluk, Chikkamagaluru District, Karnataka State, India (. . . , 13.61083°N, 75.39847°E, 721m amsl)". http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:9E847568-954F-44A1-A199-7EFF117A876F

English Names

Tunga River Night Frog (original publication). 

Distribution

Higher elevations of the Tunga River drainage (ca. 699 to 721 m elevation) in Chikkamagaluru District, Karnataka, India. 

Comment

The sister taxon of Nyctibatrachus shiradi, according to the original publication, where comparative adult and larval morphology, mtDNA markers, bioacoustics, distribution, and natural history were summarized. 

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