Microhyla ornata, Duméril and Bibron, 1841

O, Kyle A., Connell, Aryal, Prakash C., Sherchan, Adarsh M., Dhakal, Bimala, Chaudhary, Hemanta Kumari, Ranabhat, Rishi & Karmacharya, Dibesh, 2019, A herpetological survey of the Kathmandu Valleyı Nepalı and phylogenetic identification of Megophrys (Xenophrys) zhangi, Journal of Natural History 53 (23), pp. 1421-1437: 1431

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2019.1655106

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3671142

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/31704740-E731-FFA4-0C4D-72DEFE9AE58E

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Valdenar

scientific name

Microhyla ornata
status

 

Microhyla ornata  

Figures 1 View Figure 1 and 3 View Figure 3 (h); Table 2 View Table 2

specimens examined: CMDN-A 47, 138 – 139, 149 – 150.

Distribution in the KTM Valley: Encountered in Lalitpur and Shreshnaryan, although Aryal et al. (2013) also encountered the species in north-western KTM Valley.

Remarks: Microhyla   were found at four sites around ponds or wetlands ( Figure 1 View Figure 1 ). Males were always encountered while calling, usually from under grass, about onehalf metre from the water ( Figure 3 View Figure 3 (h)). Larvae were usually present in large numbers in the water sources around which adults were calling. Recent work suggests that Nepal contains multiple species of Microhyla   , and that the specimens encountered around KTM may belong to a related species, rather than M. ornata ( Khatiwada et al. 2017)   . Molecular sequencing or in-depth morphological analysis would help resolve the taxonomic position of KTM Microhyla   . Because we only encountered this species outside of national parks, we were unable to conduct further analyses ( Figure 1 View Figure 1 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Microhylidae

Genus

Microhyla