Friday, August 26, 2016

[Herpetology • 2011] On Recent Sightings of A Little-known south Indian Toad, Duttaphrynus hololius (Günther, 1876) with Notes on Its Morphological Characterization and Ecology



Abstract 
Duttaphrynus hololius (Günther, 1876), a rarely-sighted, endemic toad species known only from a few documented specimens was re-sighted in Devarabetta, Krishnagiri dt., Eastern Ghats hill range, Tamil Nadu state, southern India. Data from our four live, uncollected conspecifics are provided to update and expand the external morphological characterization of this species. In-life colouration and baseline ecological data are provided herein for the first time. Possible extent of distribution of this species and some issues regarding its sighting records in the past are also discussed.

Keywords. In-life colouration, expanded characterization, natural history, distribution.



Sumaithangi Rajagopalan Chandramouli, Sumaithangi Rajagopalan Ganesh and Nagarajan Baskaran. 2011. On Recent Sightings of A Little-known south Indian Toad, Duttaphrynus hololius (Günther, 1876) with Notes on Its Morphological Characterization and Ecology.  Herpetology Notes. 4; 271-274.   http://www.asiannature.org/sites/default/files/2011%20Little%20known%20South%20Indian%20Toad%20Herpetology.pdf 


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