Bufoides kempi (Boulenger, 1919)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Bufoides > Species: Bufoides kempi

Nectophryne kempi Boulenger, 1919, Rec. Indian Mus., 16: 207. Syntypes: ZSIC (2 specimens), by original designation, of which ZSIC 18481 was reported by Chanda, Das, and Dubois, 2001 "2000", Hamadryad, 25: 104. Type locality: "Garo Hills, Assam [Meghalaya, India]. . . . above Tura, 2,500 ft.". The location of the second syntype is unknown. 

Pedostibes kempiBarbour, 1938, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 51: 192.

Bufoides kempi Chandramouli and Amarasinghe, 2016, Herpetologica, 7: 137. 

English Names

Kemp's Asian Tree Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 45).

Garo Hills Tree Toad (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 64; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 9; Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 25).

Garo Hills Toad (Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 32; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 2). 


Known only from the type locality (Garo Hills, Meghalaya, India) and vicinity of Eman Asakgre, Meghalaya, India. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 54, and Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 32, provided brief accounts. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted no larval descriptions in the literature (as Pedostibes kempi). Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 25-26, provided a brief characterization and illustration.  Chandramouli and Amarasinghe, 2016, Herpetologica, 7: 137, transferred this species to BufoidesNaveen, Chandramouli, Kadam, Babu, Karunakaran, Kumara, and Parthasarathy, 2022, J. Threatened Taxa, 14: 22277–22292, reported on molecular markers, the rediscovery of the species, its call, life history, osteology, adult and larval morphology. 

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