Uperodon montanus (Jerdon, 1854:533)

Mountain dot frog

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hylaedactylus montanus Jerdon, 1854:533 (original combination); Ramanella montana (Jerdon, 1854:533)

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1853

Rediscovered in 2002

IUCN RedList status: Near Threatened

 

Distribution

Kerala, India

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

The holotype has been lost.

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Jerdon. (1854). J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 22: 533.

 

Other references:

Biju, S.D. 2001. A synopsis to the frog fauna of the Western Ghats, India. Occasional Publication 1. ISCB: 1-24.

S.D. Biju, Gajanan Dasaramji Bhuddhe, Sushil Dutta, Vivek Ashok Gour-Broome, Karthikeyan Vasudevan, Chelmala Srinivasulu, S.P. Vijayakumar. (2004). Ramanella montana. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 17 February 2013.

Chanda, S.K. and Deuti, K. 1997. Endemic Amphibians of India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India: 63-79.

Daniel, J.C. and Shull, E.M. 1963. A list of the Reptiles and Amphibians of Surat Dang, Gujarat. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society: 737-743.

Dutta, S.K. 1997. Amphibians of India and Sri Lanka. Odyssey Publishing House, Bhubaneswar.

Kadadevaru, G. G., Kanamadi, R. D., and Schneider, H. (1998). Mating call of the burrowing frog, Ramanella montana (Jerdon 1859). Journal of Advanced Zoology 19: 91-93.

Krishna, S. N., Krishna, S. B. and Vijayalaxmi, K. K. (2004). Breeding ecology of a rare microhylid, Ramanella montana, in the forests of Western Ghats, India. Current Science 87(1): 80-82.

Padhye, A. D. and Ghate, H. V. 2002. An overview of amphibian fauna of Maharashtra State. ZOO's Print Journal: 735-740.

Pratihar, Suman et al. (2014). Diversity and Conservation of Amphibians in South and Southeast Asia. Sauria 36(1): 9-59.

Vasudevan, K., Kumar, A. and Chellam, R. 2001. Structure and composition of rainforest floor amphibian communities in the Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve. Current Science: 406-412.

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