Xanthophryne koynayensis

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Xanthophryne koynayensis
Conservation status
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Xanthophryne
Species: X. koynayensis
Binomial name
Xanthophryne koynayensis
(Soman, 1963)
Synonyms

Bufo koynayensis Soman, 1963
Bufo sulphureus Grandison & Daniel, 1964

Xanthophryne koynayensis (common names: Humbali Village toad, chrome-yellow toad, Koyna toad) is a species of toad in the Bufonidae family. It is endemic to the Western Ghats of India where it is known from Koyna (including Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary[1]), Maharashtra.[2] Formerly included in the genus Bufo it has been since made the type species for the genus Xanthophryne and is a sister species of Xanthophryne tigerina.[3]

Xanthophryne koynayensis are relatively small toads: adult males measure 24–32 mm (0.94–1.26 in) in snout–vent length.[3]

Xanthophryne koynayensis is a rare species. Its natural habitats are moist to wet evergreen forest and dry riparian grassland. It is threatened by habitat loss caused by agriculture and clear cutting of forests.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Biju, S.D., Dutta, S. & Inger, R. (2004). "Xanthophryne koynayensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Xanthophryne koynayensis (Soman, 1963)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Biju, S.D., Ines Van Bocxlaer, Varad B Giri, Simon P Loader and Franky Bossuyt (2009). "Two new endemic genera and a new species of toad (Anura: Bufonidae) from the Western Ghats of India". BMC Research Notes 2: 241. doi:10.1186/1756-0500-2-241.