Microhyla sholigari

Microhyla sholigari

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Microhyla sholigari

Microhyla sholigari is a species of microhylid frog endemic to southern India. It was described from the Biligirirangan Hills in Chamarajanagar district, Karnataka and is named after the Soliga tribal people living in the forests in and around these hills. The frog was thought to be endemic to the Western Ghats and known only from the type locality and another location in Kerala and was listed as an Endangered species. A recent study reported the species from 15 localities in the central Western Ghats with individuals sighted near the Bannerghatta National Park, Bangalore, Karnataka. The study supplemented the original species description with color photographs, call recordings and provided a re-assessment of the threat status as per the IUCN Red List and suggest the status as Least-concern species because the criteria for classifying it as an endangered species are no longer fulfilled.

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1. Microhyla sholigari Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microhyla_sholigari
2. Microhyla sholigari on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/57893/11688938

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