Bufoides meghalayanus (Yazdani and Chanda, 1971)

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

Ansonia meghalayana Yazdani and Chanda, 1971, J. Assam Sci. Soc., 14: 76. Holotype: ZSIC A6969, by original designation. Type locality: "Mawblang, ca. 5 km. south-east of Cherrapunji town (Khasi-Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya), Lat. 25° 15′ N. and long 91° 44′ E., altitude above mean sea-level 4369 ft. or ca. 1330 meters", India.

Bufoides meghalayanusPillai and Yazdani, 1973, J. Zool. Soc. India, 25: 65.

English Names

Mawblang Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 44; Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 9).

Rock Toad (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 42).

Khasi Hills Toad (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 64; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 2). 


Known only from the type locality (Mawblang), Cherrapunji, and Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, as well as in Assam, India.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


Stated to be allied with Ansonia ornata in the original publication. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 53–54, and Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 31, provided brief accounts.  Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted a single abbreviated larval description in the literature. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 193. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 9–10, provided a brief characterization and photograph of a preserved specimen. Naveen, Chandramouli, Kadam, Babu, Karunakaran, Kumara, and Parthasarathy, 2022, J. Threatened Taxa, 14: 22277–22292, reported on molecular markers, its call, life history, and adult morphology. Record from Mizoram now considered to be Bufoides bhupathyi. 

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