Zakerana sauriceps (Rao, 1937:396)

Mysore wart frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Rana (Hylarana) sauriceps Rao, 1937:396 (original combination); Fejervarya sauriceps (Rao, 1937:396)


Possibly an invalid species. The holotype has been lost, thus hindering a taxonomic assessment (Biju et al. 2004).


Conservation Status


Last record: 1937 or before

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Karnataka, India


Biology & Ecology




The holotype has been lost (Biju et al. 2004).






Original scientific description:

Rao, C. R. N. (1937). On some new forms of Batrachia from south India. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Science, Series B, 6: 387-427.


Other references:

S.D. Biju, M.S. Ravichandran, Surya Addoor, Robert Inger. (2004). Fejervarya sauriceps. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 16 February 2013.

Dubois, A. 1984. Note preliminaire sur le groupe de Rana limnocharis Gravenhorst, 1829 (Amphibiens, Anoures). Alytes: 142-159.

Dubois, A. and Ohler, A. 2000. Systematics of Fejervarya limnocharis (Gravenhorst, 1829) (Amphibia, Anura, Ranidae) and related species. 1. Nomenclatural status and type specimens of the nominal species Rana limnocharis Gravenhorst, 1829. Alytes: 15-50.

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


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