Duttaphrynus atukoralei (Bogert and Senanayake, 1966)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Duttaphrynus > Species: Duttaphrynus atukoralei

Bufo atukoralei Bogert and Senanayake, 1966, Am. Mus. Novit., 2269: 2. Holotype: AMNH 74290, by original designation. Type locality: "near the Buttuwa Circuit Bungalow at Yala, Southern Province, Ceylon [=Sri Lanka]".

"Bufo" atukoraleiFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 363. Excluded from Bufo and unassigned to genus.

Duttaphrynus atukoraleiVan Bocxlaer, Biju, Loader, and Bossuyt, 2009, BMC Evol. Biol., 9 (e131): 4.

English Names

Yala Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 40).

Atukorale's Dwarf Toad (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 62).

Distribution

Southern half of Sri Lanka in the coastal lowlands below 200 m.

Comment

Related to Bufo fergusoni, according to the original publication. See accounts by Dutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 58-62, and Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 42-43. See Dubois and Ohler, 1999, J. South Asian Nat. Hist., 4: 136, for a discussion of the species group assignment of this species and inclusion in their Bufo scaber group. Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297, suggested that this species is not a member of the monophyletic taxon Bufo (the former Bufo bufo group), but could not allocate this species to any of the other genera either, instead leaving this species in a non-taxon "Bufo". de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 62, provided a brief account (as Bufo melanostictus) and color photos. Bopage, Wewelwala, Krvavac, and Jovanovic, 2015, Zootaxa, 3964: 498–500, described larval morphology. 

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