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Micrixalus saxicola
Wayanad Dancing Frog
family: Micrixalidae

   (12757.9 K WMV file)
Locality Kathalekan
County
State Karnataka
Country India
Date Recorded 2006-10-15
Call Type
Temperature (F/C)
Temperature Type
Background stream flow
Notes Foot flagging in a torrent frog, Micrixalus saxicola, an endemic and ancient frog from the Western Ghats, India. This diurnal foot flagging behaviour is comparable to Hylodes asper (Hödl et al. 1997; Haddad & Giaretta, 1999), H. dactylocinus (Narvaes, 1997; Pavan et al. 2000; Narvaes & Rodrigues, 2005), Taudactylus eungellensis (Winter & McDonald, 1986), Staurois guttatus (Grafe & Wanger, 2007), S. parvus (Harding, 1982; Malkmus, 1989, 1992) and S. latopalmatus (Davison, 1984; Preininger et al. 2009).

References:

Davison, G. W. H. (1984) Foot-flagging display in Bornean frogs. The Sarawak Museum Journal. 33, 177-178.

Grafe, T.U. & Wanger, T.C. (2007) Multimodal signaling in a foot-flagging frog. Ethology. 113, 772-781.

Haddad, C.F.B. & Giaretta, A.A. (1999) Visual and acoustic communication in the Brazilian torrent frog, Hylodes asper (Anura: Leptodactylidae). Herpetologica. 55, 324-333.
Harding, K.A. (1982) Courtship display in a Bornean frog. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 95, 621-624.

Hödl, W, Rodrigues, M.T., Accaeio, G.M., Lara, P.H., Schiesari, L. & Skuk, G. (1997) Foot-flagging display in the Brazilian stream breeding frog Hylodes asper (Leptodactylidae). Scientific film, Ctf 2703 ÖWF Vienna, Austria.

Malkmus, R. (1989) Herpetologische Beobachtungen am Mount Kinabalu, Nord Borneo II. Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin. 65, 179-200.

Malkmus, R. (1992) Herpetologische Beobachtungen am Mount Kinabalu, Nord-Borneo III. Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin. 68, 101-138.

Narvaes, P. (1997) Comportamento territorial e reprodutivo de uma nova espécie de Hylodes (Amphibia, Anura, Leptodactylidae) da mata Atlántica do sudeste do Brasil. MSc Thesis, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo.

Narvaes, P. & Rodrigues, M.T. (2005) Visual communication, reproductive behavior, and home range of Hylodes dactylocinus (Anura, Leptodactylidae). Phyllomedusa. 4, 147-158.

Pavan, D., Narvaes, P. & Rodrigues, M.T. (2000) A new species of leptodactylid frog from the Atlantic forest of southeastern Brazil with notes on the status and on the speciation of the Hylodes species groups. Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia, São Paulo. 41, 405-423.

Preininger, D., Böckle, M. & Hödl, W. (2009) Communication in noisy environment II. Visual signaling behavior of male foot-flagging frogs Staurois latopalmatus. Herpetologica. 65, 166-173.

Winter, J. & McDonald, K. (1986) Eungella: The land of the cloud. Australian Natural History. 22, 39-43.

Recorded By Gururaja KV
Source Sony DSC H2
Copyright Gururaja KV
Date Entered 2010-09-20

   (2901.7 K WMV file)
Locality Kathalekan
County
State Karnataka
Country India
Date Recorded 2009-09-16
Call Type
Temperature (F/C)
Temperature Type
Background stream flow
Notes Amplected pair of Micrixalus saxicola oviposition. Female individual digging an aquatic subterranean chamber.
Recorded By Gururaja KV
Source Sony DSC H2
Copyright Gururaja KV
Date Entered 2010-09-20

   (2637.7 K WMV file)
Locality Kathalekan
County
State Karnataka
Country India
Date Recorded 2009-09-16
Call Type
Temperature (F/C)
Temperature Type
Background stream flow
Notes Female individual concealing an underwater subterranean cavity after laying eggs in it.
Recorded By Gururaja KV
Source Sony DSC H2
Copyright Gururaja KV
Date Entered 2010-09-20

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