Indirana longicrus (Rao, 1937)

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

Philautus longicrus Rao, 1937, Proc. Indian Acad. Sci., Ser. B, 6: 414. Holotype: CCB, now lost according to Dubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 157. Type locality: "Kempholey, Hassan", Karnataka, India. Junior secondary homonym of Ixalus longicrus Boulenger, 1894.

Philautus crnri Dutta, 1985, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 82: 219. Replacement name for Philautus longricrus Rao, 1937, a junior secondary homonym of Ixalus longicrus in Philautus.

Philautus cruriDuellman, 1993, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 21: 290. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Indirana longicrusBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 50.

English Names

Kempholey Bubble-nest Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 112).

Rao's Bush Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 66).


Known only from the type locality (Kempholey, Karnataka), southwestern India.


See Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 50-51, for discussion of taxonomic placement. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 153, provided a brief account (as Philautus crnri). A very brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 111. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted no larval descriptions in the literature.

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