Minervarya nilagirica

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Minervarya nilagirica, commonly known as Nilgiris wart frog, or Nilgiris frog, is a species of frog that is endemic to India.[3]

Nilgiris wart frog
Fejervarya mudduraja.jpg
Male vocalizing
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Dicroglossidae
Genus: Minervarya
M. nilagirica
Binomial name
Minervarya nilagirica
(Jerdon, 1853)
  • Fejervarya mudduraja Kuramoto, Joshy, Kurabayashi, and Sumida, 2008 "2007"
  • Fejervarya murthii (Pillai, 1979)
  • Fejervarya nilagiricus (Jerdon, 1853)
  • Minervarya mudduraja (Kuramoto, Joshy, Kurabayashi, and Sumida, 2008)
  • Minervarya murthii (Pillai, 1979)
  • Rana limnocharis nilagirica Annandale, 1917
  • Rana murthii Pillai, 1979
  • Rana nilagirica Jerdon, 1853
  • Zakerana mudduraja (Kuramoto, Joshy, Kurabayashi, and Sumida, 2008)
  • Zakerana murthii (Pillai, 1979)
  • Zakerana nilagirica (Jerdon, 1853)


Minervarya nilagirica has a relatively large size compared to the other species in its genus.[4]

Habitat and distributionEdit

It is found along roadsides and around wetlands excepting wet paddy fields.[4] It is found from Karnataka to Tamil Nadu, and Kerala, in the Western and Eastern Ghats of India, at 800-1600 m elevation.[3]


  1. ^ Biju, S.D., Dutta, S. & Inger, R.F. (2016). "Fejervarya nilagirica". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T58282A91236128. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T58282A91236128.en. Retrieved 9 November 2022.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2018). "Minervarya mudduraja (Kuramoto, Joshy, Kurabayashi, and Sumida, 2008)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Minervarya nilagirica (Jerdon, 1853) | Amphibian Species of the World". amphibiansoftheworld.amnh.org. Retrieved 9 November 2022.
  4. ^ a b Kuramoto, M.; Joshy, S. H.; Kurabayashi, A.; Sumida, M. (2007). "The genus Fejervarya (Anura: Ranidae) in central Western Ghats, India, with descriptions of four new cryptic species" (PDF). Current Herpetology. 26 (2): 81–105. doi:10.3105/1881-1019(2007)26[81:TGFARI]2.0.CO;2.

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