Nanorana vicina
Murree Hill’s frog
family: Dicroglossidae
subfamily: Dicroglossinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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Naris a little nearer to the eye; tympanum indistinct; first finger as long as second; toes half webbed; outer metatarsal tubercle reduced, inner narrow, feebly developed; body dorsum tuberculate.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: India, Pakistan


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Stoliczka (1872b) reported this frog from fountain water in Murree, alpine Punjab, Pakistan. A single specimen was collected by Mertens (1969a) from the area bordering Azad Kashmir and assigned to Paa pleskei, which was later identified as Paa vicina by Dubois (1976).


For references in the text, see here


Dubois, A. (1976). Les grenouilles de sous-genre Paadu Népal (famille Ranidae, genera Rana). Cah. Nép. Doc., CNRS 6, Paris.

Mertens, R. (1969). ''Die Amphibien und Reptilien West-Pakistans.'' Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, 197, 1-96.

Stoliczka, F. (1872). ''Notes on some new species of Reptilia and Amphibia, collected by Dr. W. Waagen in north-western Panjab.'' Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1872, 124-131.

Written by M. S. Khan (typhlops99 AT, Herp Lab, Rabwah, Pakistan.
First submitted 2002-03-19
Edited by vtv (2010-03-17)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2010 Nanorana vicina: Murree Hill’s frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 30, 2020.

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