Nannophrys marmorata Kirtisinghe, 1946

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

Nannophrys marmorata Kirtisinghe, 1946, Ceylon J. Sci., B—Zool., 23: 107. Type(s): P. Kirtisinghe Collection; presumed lost by Clarke, 1983, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 79: 377-398. Type locality: "Mousakanda, Gammaduwa", Central Province, Sri Lanka.

Nannophrys ceylonensis marmorataKirtisinghe, 1957, Amph. Ceylon: 52.

Nannophrys marmorataClarke, 1983, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 79: 387.

English Names

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

Kirtisinghe's Rock Frog (de Silva, 2009, Amph. Rep. Sri Lanka Photograph. Guide: 74).


Eastern slope of the Knuckles Mountain Range, Central Province, Sri Lanka, 200–1220 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Sri Lanka

Endemic: Sri Lanka


Kirtisinghe, 1957, Amph. Ceylon: 52, considered this form to be a subspecies of Nannophrys ceylonensis; Clarke, 1983, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 79: 387, treated it as a full species. See account by Dutta and Manamendra-Arachchi, 1996, Amph. Fauna Sri Lanka: 109-111. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 143-144, 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: 74, provided a brief account and color photograph. Senevirathne and Meegaskumbura, 2015, Zootaxa, 4032: 241–245, reported on osteology. Senanayake, Siriwardana, Weerakoon, and Wijesinghe, 2019, Herpetol. Conserv. Biol., 14: 261–268, reported on habitat use. Ukuwela, Bandara, De Zoysa, Rupasinghe, and Vandercone, 2020, Russ. J. Herpetol., 27: 33–40, provided new records and modeled the range as the eastern slopes of the Knuckles Mountain Range. 

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