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Microhyla sholigari

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Anura
Genus  Microhyla
Higher classification  Microhyla
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Microhylidae
Scientific name  Microhyla sholigari
Rank  Species
Microhyla sholigari
Similar  Microhyla, Frog, Amphibians, Microhylidae, Microhyla laterite

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Microhyla sholigari is a species of microhylid frog endemic to the Western Ghats in southern India.

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Description

The frog was described from the Biligirirangan Hills in South India and is named after the Soliga tribal people living in the forests in and around these hills. The holotype is lodged with the Zoological Survey of India and was collected on the streambed of Bhargavi stream near Doddasampige (12° 27' N, 76° 11'E) at Biligirirangan Hills. Four paratypes were collected near the campus of Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra in the same hills. Its sister species is Microhyla laterite.

Habitat and conservation

This species is associated with riparian vegetation in moist evergreen tropical forest. It is a terrestrial species living in the leaf litter. It is threatened by habitat loss, at present mostly driven by urbanization but in the past by agricultural expansion and wood extraction.

References

Microhyla sholigari Wikipedia


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