Indirana gundia (Dubois, 1986)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranixalidae > Genus: Indirana > Species: Indirana gundia

Ranixalus gundia Dubois, 1986 "1985", Alytes, 4: 114. Holotype: MNHNP 1985.633, by original designation. Type locality: "Gundia, forêt de Kemphole, à l'ouest de Sakleshpur, Karnataka, Inde".

Indirana gundiaDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 175.

English Names

Gundia Indian Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 99; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 85).

Gundia Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 64).


Known from the Western Ghats of west-central and southwestern Karnataka and northern Kerala, India. 


 Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 175, regarded Ranixalus gundia Dubois a likely synonym of Polypedates brachytarsus (= Indirana brachytarsus), but did not make the synonymy pending examination of the types. Kuramoto and Dubois, 2009, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 28: 65–70, reported the advertisement call. See brief account (as Ranixalus gundia) by Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 82, 208-209).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: 480. A very brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 108. Jesmina and George, 2015, Biodiversity Data J., 3: e5825: 1–6, provided records for northern Kerala. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted one larval description in the literature. Dahanukar, Modak, Krutha, Nameer, Padhye, and Molur, 2016, J. Threatened Taxa, 8: 9274–9276, provided a detailed account and placed this in the Indirana beddomii group. See brief account by Garg and Biju, 2016, PLoS One, 11(11:e0166326): 21. 

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