Hylarana sreeni Biju, Garg, Mahony, Wijayathilaka, Senevirathne, and Meegaskumbura, 2014

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Hylarana > Species: Hylarana sreeni

Hylarana sreeni Biju, Garg, Mahony, Wijayathilaka, Senevirathne, and Meegaskumbura, 2014, Contr. Zool., Amsterdam, 83: 315. Holotype: BNHS 5869, by original designation. Type locality: "Siruvani, Kuddam, Palakkad dist., Kerala state, India". 

Indosylvirana sreeni — Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 190. 

Hylarana sreeni — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 501, by implication.

English Names

Sreen's Golden-backed Frog (original publication). 

Common Golden-backed Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 10).


Southern Western and Eastern Ghats in the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, India, at elevations of 100 to 1500 m. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


In the Hylarana flavescens group according to the original publication. Ganesh and Arumugam, 2015, Alytes, 32: 59–65, reported on natural history and range. Ganesh and Arumugam, 2016, Russ. J. Herpetol., 23: 10, briefly discussed specimens from the Shevarou, Kolli, and Sirumalai Hills, Tamil Nadu, India. 

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