Sallywalkerana, a replacement name for Walkerana Dahanukar et al. 2016 (Anura: Ranixalidae)

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Neelesh Dahanukar
Nikhil Modak
Keerthi Krutha
P. O. Nameer
Anand D. Padhye
Sanjay Molur


Dahanukar et al. (2016: pp. 9234) made available the genus name Walkerana (type species: Ixalus diplostictus Günther, 1876: 574, Pl. 63 fig. C) within family Ranixalidae for the monophyletic group with reduced webbing endemic to the Western Ghats of India south of Palghat gap. We were unaware that this name was preoccupied by Walkerana Otte and Perez-Gelabert in Otte 2009, in Insecta: Orthoptera: Gryllidae. As a result, a replacement name for this genus of frogs becomes necessary. Here we propose Sallywalkerana gen. nov. as the replacement name for Walkerana Dahanukar, Modak, Krutha, Nameer, Padhye & Molur, 2016.

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Neelesh Dahanukar, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune

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Dahanukar, N., N. Modak, K. Krutha, P.O. Nameer, A.D. Padhye & S. Molur (2016). Leaping frogs (Anura: Ranixalidae) of the Western Ghats of India: An integrated taxonomic review. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(10): 9221–9288;

Otte, D. (2009). Caribbean Crickets by D. Otte & D. Perez-Gelabert: Corrections and Synonymies and a Note on the Type of Gryllodes greeni Chopard (Orthoptera: Grylloidea). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 135(4): 487-491;

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