Duttaphrynus noellerti (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 1998)

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

Bufo noellerti Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 1998, J. South Asian Nat. Hist., 3: 231. Holotype: WHT 2270, by original designation. Type locality: "Koskulana (near Panapola), Sri Lanka, alt. 460 m (06° 25′ N, 80° 27′ E)".

Duttaphrynus noellertiFrost, 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: 365.

English Names

Noellert's Toad (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 66).


Known only from isolated localities in the rainforests of southwestern Sri Lanka, 50-460 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Sri Lanka

Endemic: Sri Lanka


In the Bufo melanostictus group according to Dubois and Ohler, 1999, J. South Asian Nat. Hist., 4: 133-180. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Bufo noellerti) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 189. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 66, provided a brief account and color photograph. Bopage, Wewelwala, Krvavac, Jovanovic, Safarek, and Pushpamal, 2011, Salamandra, 47: 173-177, reported the species in lowland forest in the Kanneliya Forest of southwestern Sri Lanka.

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