Bufo hololius

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Bufo hololius
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Bufo
Species: B. hololius
Binomial name
Bufo hololius
Günther, 1876
Duttaphrynus hololius map-fr.svg

Bufo hololius is a rare species of toad found in the Western Ghats. It is known commonly as the Malabar toad or Gûnther's toad.


The crown of this toad lacks bony ridges and has a short, prominent snout. It's inter-orbital space as broad and the upper eyelid; tympanum very distinct, nearly as large as the eye and close to it. Fingers short, first extending a little beyond second; toes short, webbed at the base only; subarticular tubercles single, not very prominent; two small metatarsal tubercles; no tarsal fold. The tarso-metatarsal articulation reaches the eye. Skin smooth, the back with very flat, smooth, distinctly porous glandular patches; parotoids flat. Olive above, marbled with brown: beneath immaculate.[1] From snout to vent 1.4 inches.


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