Duttaphrynus peninsularis (Rao, 1920)

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

Bufo stomaticus peninsularis Rao, 1920, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 27: 126. Holotype: ZSIC 19176 according to Chanda, Das, and Dubois, 2001 "2000", Hamadryad, 25: 104. Type locality: "Mavkote and Watekille, Coorg", India. 

Duttaphrynus peninsularisBisht, Garg, Sarmah, Sengupta, and Biju, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 451. 

English Names

Peninsular Toad (Bisht, Garg, Sarmah, Sengupta, and Biju, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 460). 

Distribution

Northeastern and southwestern Maharashtra south through central Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, and to southern Tamil Nadu, India. 

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Duttaphrynus scaber, where it had been placed by implication of Srinivasulu, Ganesh, and Srinivasulu, 2013, J. Threatened Taxa, 5: 4789, by Bisht, Garg, Sarmah, Sengupta, and Biju, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 451–470, who reported on systematics, molecular markers, and comparative morphology, placed the species in the Duttaphrynus stomaticus group, illustrated and described the holotype, and noted that specimens of this species had been confused with Duttaphrynus olivaceus. Srinivasulu and Kumar, 2022, J. Threatened Taxa, 14: 21268, reported the species from the state of Telangana, south-central India.   

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