Nyctibatrachus vasanthi Ravichandran, 1997

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

Nyctibatrachus vasanthi Ravichandran, 1997, Hamadryad, 22: 9. Holotype: ZSI-SRS 1074, by original designation. Type locality: "Solaipalam Aru (Kakachi), Kalakad Tiger Reserve, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu, south India, altitude ca. 1,120 m above msl. "

English Names

Kalakad Wrinkled Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 65; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 67; Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Mahony, Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Zachariah, Giri, and Bossuyt, 2011, Zootaxa, 3029: 73).

Distribution

Known only from the area of the type locality, Kalakad Tiger Reserve, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu, South India, 700 m elevation.

Comment

See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 489. Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Mahony, Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Zachariah, Giri, and Bossuyt, 2011, Zootaxa, 3029: 73-75, provided an account. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted no larval descriptions in the literature. In the "southern clade", sister taxon of the Nyctibatrachus aliciae group, of Van Bocxlaer, Biju, Willaert, Giri, Shouche, and Bossuyt, 2012, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 62: 839-847. A very brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 102.

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