Adenomus kandianus

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Kandyan dwarf toad
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Adenomus
Species: A. kandianus
Binomial name
Adenomus kandianus
(Günther, 1872)

Bufo kandianus Günther, 1872

The Kandyan dwarf toad (Adenomus kandianus) is a species of toad in the Bufonidae family endemic to Sri Lanka.


As there had been no record of the species since 1872, it was listed as extinct by the IUCN. However, in June 2012 it was announced that almost three years earlier, in October 2009, the species was rediscovered in the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary in Sri Lanka.[2] In light of the discovery, the species was reclassifed as critically endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.[1]


  1. ^ a b IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2012). "Adenomus kandianus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Jeremy Hance (June 18, 2012). "Extinct toad rediscovered after hiding for 133 years in Sri Lanka". Retrieved 18 January 2014. 

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