Two New Species of Cricket Frogs of the Genus Fejervarya bolkay, 1915 (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from the Peninsular India


  • Wildlife Institute of India, Chandrabani, Dehradun – 248001, Uttarakhand
  • Zoological Survey of India, Western Regional Centre, Pune – 411044, Maharashtra
  • Wildlife Institute of India, Chandrabani, Dehradun – 248001, Uttarakhand
  • Nature Environment and Wildlife Society, Angul, Odisha – 759122
  • P. G. Department of Zoology, North Orissa University, Baripada – 757003, Odisha
  • Zoological Survey of India, Central Zone Regional Centre, Jabalpur – 482002, Madhya Pradesh



Cryptic Species, Eastern Ghats, Fejervarya, India, New Species, Phylogeny, South Asia, Western Ghats.


The Dicroglossidae frogs of genus Fejervarya Bolkay, 1915 are morphologically cryptic and represented by one of the widespread group of frogs across the tropical Asia comprising about 45 species. Being morphologically cryptic, taxonomic status for many of the species remains uncertain. Recent studies using integrative taxonomic approach have revealed the existence of many novel and hitherto undescribed species. Herewith, we describe two new species of Fejervarya viz. Fejervarya kalinga sp. nov. and Fejervarya krishnan sp. nov. from peninsular India having morphological and phylogenetic distinctness. Detailed morphological descriptions and comparisons with the known congeners along with their systematic relationship inferred from phylogenetic analyses are presented herein. Taxonomic problems within the genus for the peninsular India and the pattern of phylogenetic relationships are also presented.


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Author Biographies

Prudhvi Raj, Wildlife Institute of India, Chandrabani, Dehradun – 248001, Uttarakhand

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

K. P. Dinesh, Zoological Survey of India, Western Regional Centre, Pune – 411044, Maharashtra


Abhijit Das, Wildlife Institute of India, Chandrabani, Dehradun – 248001, Uttarakhand

Retd. Professor and Chairman of NEWS, Angul, Odisha

Sushil K. Dutta, Nature Environment and Wildlife Society, Angul, Odisha – 759122


Niladri B. Kar, P. G. Department of Zoology, North Orissa University, Baripada – 757003, Odisha

Post Doctoral Research Fellow (N-PDF)

Pratyush P. Mohapatra, Zoological Survey of India, Central Zone Regional Centre, Jabalpur – 482002, Madhya Pradesh







How to Cite

Raj, P., Dinesh, K. P., Das, A., Dutta, S. K., Kar, N. B., & Mohapatra, P. P. (2018). Two New Species of Cricket Frogs of the Genus <I>Fejervarya bolkay</I>, 1915 (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from the Peninsular India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 118(1), 1–21.





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