Indosylvirana caesari (Biju, Garg, Mahony, Wijayathilaka, Senevirathne, and Meegaskumbura, 2014)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Indosylvirana > Species: Indosylvirana caesari

Hylarana caesari Biju, Garg, Mahony, Wijayathilaka, Senevirathne, and Meegaskumbura, 2014, Contr. Zool., Amsterdam, 83: 299. Holotype: BNHS 5842, by original designation. Type locality: "Humbarli, Koyna, Satara dist., Maharashtra state, India". 

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

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

English Names

Maharashtra Golden-backed Frog (original publication). 


High-gradient, rocky streams of the northern Western Ghats within the districts of Satara and Sinhudurg, Maharashtra, India. 

Geographics occurrence

Natural resident: India

Endemic to the political unit: India


In the Hylarana flavescens group according to the original publication. Sreekumar and Dinesh, 2020, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 120: 33–40, discussed the range in Maharashtra, India, in terms of agro-climatic zones.  

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