The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Melanobatrachus indicus Beddome, 1878



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1878

Rediscovered in 1997

IUCN RedList status: Endangered





Biology & Ecology










Biju, S.D. 2001. A synopsis to the frog fauna of the Western Ghats, India. Occasional Publication 1. ISCB: 1-24.
S.D. Biju, Karthikeyan Vasudevan, Gajanan Dasaramji Bhuddhe, Sushil Dutta, Chelmala Srinivasulu, S.P. Vijayakumar. 2004. Melanobatrachus indicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T13032A3406563. Downloaded on 12 February 2017.
Daltry, J.C. and Martin, G. 1997. Rediscovery of the black narrow-mouth frog Melanobatrachus indicus Beddome, 1878. Hamadryad: 57-58.
Dutta, S.K. 1997. Amphibians of India and Sri Lanka. Odyssey Publishing House, Bhubaneswar.
Ishwar, N.M. 2000. Melanobatrachus indicus Beddome, 1878, resighted at the Anaimalai Hills, southern India. Hamadryad: 50-51.
Vasudevan, K. 1997. Rediscovery of the black microhylid Melanobatrachus indicus (Beddome, 1878). Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society: 170-171.
Vasudevan, K. 2000. An amazing frog from the Western Ghats. Biodiversity India: 12.


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