Duttaphrynus kiphirensis (Mathew and Sen, 2009)

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

Bufo kiphirensis Mathew and Sen, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 293: 10. Holotype: ZSI-E 794, by original designation. Type locality: "Kiphire GA Rest House compound, Kiphire town, Kiphire district, Nagaland (N 25° 53′ 33.9″ E 94° 47′ 5.5″), Alt. 1190 m above msl".

Duttaphrynus kiphirensisFrost, 2010, Amph. Spec. World, vers. 5.4: . By implication of statements made in the original publication.

English Names

Kiphire's Toad (Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 11).

Kiphire's True Toad (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 2). 


Known only from the type locality (Kiphire, Nagaland, northeastern India).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


Most similar to Duttaphrynus melanostictus and Duttaphrynus himalayanus (as Bufo) according to the original publication. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 11-12, provided a brief characterization and photographs.  Das, Chetia, Dutta, and Sengupta, 2013, Zootaxa, 3646: 336–348, compared this species with other Duttaphrynus from northeastern India.

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