This species is known only from the type locality, "Water courses in the forests of Jog, Shimoga, Mysore State, 4,000-5,000 feet [around 1,200-1,500m asl]" (Rao 1922), in Karnataka in the Western Ghats, in southern India.
Habitat and Ecology
As the original collection took place in "the forests of Jog" (Rao 1922) it is presumed that this is a species of wet semi-evergreen forest that breeds in water by larval development.
It is known only from the type collection, so its current population status is unknown.
The remaining forests in the area of the type collection are threatened by a number of factors, including the conversion of land for agricultural use (including for paddy fields and coconut palms), and subsistence harvesting of timber and wood products by local people.
This species is protected by national legislation. Its taxonomic validity needs to be assessed.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
When the first assessment for this species was published (in 2004) it was under the generic name Fejervarya. In 2009, the species was transferred it to the genus Zakerana. Zakerana is now recognised as a junior synonym of Fejervarya (Dinesh et al. 2015), hence the species has been returned to the genus Fejervarya. This is not a reassessment of the status of this species; instead it is an updated version of the original assessment to reflect this taxonomic change.
The taxonomic validity of this species is not certain.
Biju, S.D., Dutta, S. & Inger, R.F. 2016. Fejervarya mysorensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T58279A91234786. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T58279A91234786.en .Downloaded on 14 November 2018