Monday, June 25, 2012

[Herpetology • 2003] Duttaphrynus (Bufo) crocus • A new species of Bufo (Anura: Bufonidae) from the southwest coast of Myanmar (Burma)

Duttaphrynus (Bufo) crocus

Endemic to Myanmar. Bufo crocus has currently only been collected at two localities in primary evergreen forest near the Rakhine Yoma Elephant Sanctuary, Gwa Township, Rakhine Division, on the southwest coast of Myanmar, below 100 m asl (Wogan et al. 2003). The known range of this species will likely be extended by subsequent surveys (Wogan 2004).

Wogan, G.O.U., Win, H., Thin, T., Lwin, K.S., Shein, A.K., Kyi, S.W. and Tun, H. 2003. A new species of Bufo (Anura: Bufonidae) from Myanmar (Burma), and redescription of the little-known species Bufo stuarti Smith 1929. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences: 141-153.

Dubois, A. and Ohler, A. 1999. Asian and Oriental toads of the Bufo melanostictus, Bufo scaber and Bufo stejnegeri groups (Amphibia, Anura): a list of available and valid names and description of some name bearing types. Journal of South Asian Natural History: 133-180.