Adenomus kelaartii (Günther, 1858)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Adenomus > Species: Adenomus kelaartii

Bufo kelaartii Günther, 1858, Arch. Naturgesch., 24: 321. Syntypes: BMNH (5 specimens), by original designation; BMNH 1947.2.20.58-62 (formerly 55.2.12.10, 56.7.9.4, 58.10.15.9, 58.11.25.168) according to Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 1998, J. South Asian Nat. Hist., 3: 223, who reidentified 1947.2.20.62 reidentified as Adenomus kandianus and designated BMNH 1947.2.20.60 as lectotype of Bufo kelaartii. Type locality: "Ceylon" (= Sri Lanka).

Adenomus badioflavus Cope, 1861 "1860", Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 12: 371. Holotype: ANSP 2720 according to Dutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 65; ANSP 2770 reported by Malnate, 1971, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 123: 349. Type locality: "Ceylon" = Sri Lanka. Synonymy by Günther, 1864, Rept. Brit. India: 421; Cope, 1867, J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Ser. 2, 6: 193; Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 288; Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 1998, J. South Asian Nat. Hist., 3: 245.

Bufo kelaartiCope, 1867, J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Ser. 2, 6: 193. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Adenomus kelaartiiManamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 1998, J. South Asian Nat. Hist., 3: 226.

English Names

Kelaart's Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 42; de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 59).

Distribution

Wet forests of central and southwestern Sri Lanka below 1230 m elevation.

Comment

See accounts (as Bufo kelaartii) by Kirtisinghe, 1957, Amph. Ceylon: 16-17, and Dutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 65-67, and (as Adenomus kelaartii) by Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 1998, J. South Asian Nat. Hist., 3: 213-246. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 155. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 59–60, provided  brief accounts and color photos. Bopage, Wewelwala, Krvavac, Jovanovic, Safarek, and Pushpamal, 2011, Salamandra, 47: 173-177, reported the species in lowland forest in the Kanneliya Forest of southwestern Sri Lanka.

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