Amphibian research in the Western Ghats looks promising, as 21 new species have been described since 2000. Moreover, it has also provided better insights into the aspects of biogeography, Gondwana relicts and endemism. On the other hand, lack of proper systematics is leading to ambiguities and chaos in amphibian taxonomy. We are presenting a case of a recently described species, Nyctibatrachus hussaini, as an invalid name due to lack of typification and deposition of type specimen in any museum. Here we propose a replacement name for the species - Nyctibatrachus karnatakaensis nom. nov., - as well as holotype designation and vouchering the same in a museum.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 25-07-2007|
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