Duttaphrynus brevirostris (Rao, 1937)

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

Bufo brevirostris Rao, 1937, Proc. Indian Acad. Sci., Ser. B, 6: 403. Holotype: CCB (no number given); lost according to Dubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 157. Type locality: "Kempholey, Hassan District, Mysore State", India.

"Bufo" brevirostrisFrost, 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 brevirostrisVan Bocxlaer, Biju, Loader, and Bossuyt, 2009, BMC Evol. Biol., 9 (e131): 4.

English Names

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

Short-nosed Toad (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 63).

Rao's Pale Brown Toad (Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 19).

Distribution

Known only from the type locality in the central Western Ghats (Kempholey, Hassan District, Karnataka, India).

Comment

Dubois and Ohler, 1999, J. South Asian Nat. Hist., 4: 168-169, discussed this dubious taxon. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 19, provided a brief account. 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". Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 4, suggested that records from Kerala are probably based on misidentifications. Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 34, provided a very brief characterization, photograph, and dot map.

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