Nannophrys ceylonensis Günther, 1869

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Nannophrys > Species: Nannophrys ceylonensis

Nannophrys ceylonensis Günther, 1869 "1868", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1868: 482. Syntypes: BMNH 1868.3.17.36–39 according to Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 142. Type locality: "Ceylon [= Sri Lanka], probably from the southern parts".

Trachucephalus ceylanicus Ferguson, 1874, J. Ceylon Branch R. Asiat. Soc., 1874: 1. Holotype: Ferguson collection, presumably given to BMNH. Type locality: "I am not certain as to where it was found, though I believe I caught it on the sides of a stream near Hewisse, in the southern portion of the Western Province", Sri Lanka. Synonymy by Günther, 1876 "1875", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1875: 568; Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 115.

Trachycephalus ceylanicusFerguson, 1875, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 4, 15: 128.

English Names

Ceylon Streamlined Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 102).

Sri Lanka Rock Frog (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 73).


Sabaragamuwa, Western, Central, and Southern provinces, in western and southern Sri Lanka, 60–1200 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Sri Lanka

Endemic: Sri Lanka


See account by Dutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 103–107. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 142–143, provided range, systematic comments, and partial taxonomic bibliography. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 486. de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 73, 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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