Bufo beddomii

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Beddome's toad
Duttaphrynus beddomii lateral view.jpg
Duttaphrynus beddomii.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Duttaphrynus
Species: D. beddomii
Binomial name
Duttaphrynus beddomii
Günther, 1876

Beddome's toad (Duttaphrynus beddomii) is a species of toad found in the Western Ghats of India.

Description[edit]

Duttaphrynus beddomii exhibits a crown that lacks bony ridges; its short, projecting snout has an angular canthus rostralis. Its interorbital space is somewhat broader than the upper eyelid. Its tympanum is very small, and sometimes indistinct. The species' first finger does not extend beyond the second; its toes are nearly entirely webbed, with single subarticular tubercles, two small metatarsal tubercles, and no tarsal fold. The tarso-metatarsal articulation reaches to between the eye and the tip of the snout. Its upper parts are covered with rough tubercles; its parotoids ovate, about twice as long as broad, are rather indistinct. The toad is dark brown as seen from above, with indistinct black spots; its limbs are marbled with carmine; its lower surfaces are marbled with brown.[1]

B. beddomii measures 1.75 inches (4.4 cm) from snout to vent.

Travancore Hills, 4,000 feet (1,200 m).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boulenger, G. A. (1890) Fauna of British India. Reptilia and Batrachia.