Hoplobatrachus tigerinus

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: 1427

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http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2019.1655106



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Hoplobatrachus tigerinus


Hoplobatrachus tigerinus  

Figures 1 View Figure 1 and 3 View Figure 3 (a – b); Table 2 View Table 2

specimens examined: CMDN-A 91 – 96, 156.

Distribution in the KTM Valley: Encountered only in Lalitpur. Neither Pokhrel et al. (2011) or Aryal et al. (2013) encountered this species.

Remarks: We observed large numbers of this species on the edge of an urban area. We encountered a large adult calling in a shallow pool on the edge of a village road in the vicinity of Microhyla   , which were also calling ( Figure 1 View Figure 1 ; Figure 3 View Figure 3 (b)). When approached, the frog raised its posterior end in a defensive position, as has been previously reported for this species ( Anders 2002). We also observed large numbers of individuals in a wetland where males were calling ( Figures 3 View Figure 3 (a) and 4(d)). Several juveniles were also present at this locality, which probably represents common breeding habitat for this species in the KTM Valley.