Uperodon montanus (Jerdon, 1853:533)

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



Kerala, India


Biology & Ecology




The holotype has been lost.






Original scientific description:

Jerdon, T. C. (1853). Catalogue of reptiles inhabiting the Peninsula of India. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 22: 522-534.


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. ( 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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