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This cutie is an endangered species found in South part of India. She is a post-metamorphic tadpole and so adult looks different It is one of the few amphibians in India, that constructs its nest above the ground using leaves. I got this fellow on a rainy evening. He was hiding under the leaf. She gave me some wonderful poses :)
This is first discovered in Kerala, A southern state of India.The species has been reported from sholas in Eravikulam National Park and Kudremukh National Park, plantations in Kodagu and Chikkamagaluru in Karnataka and Wayanad in Kerala
This species of tree frog was considered to be very rare documented.In 2004, the IUCN assessed this species as Endangered and considered its range to be restricted to two small areas of Wyanad and Coorg in southern Western Ghats of India. I belong to a place Near western Ghats. If i had known earlier that this was endangered, i could have took her to my home :P For more references : http://threatenedtaxa.org/ZooPrintJourna...
Spotted on Aug 1, 2013
Submitted on Aug 14, 2013
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