Ansonia (genus)

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Kinabalu Slender Toad (Ansonia hanitschi)5.jpg
Kinabalu slender toad
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Ansonia
Stoliczka, 1870
29 species (see text)

Ansonia is a genus of true toads found in south India, northern Thailand, Malay Peninsula, Tioman Island, Borneo, and Mindanao (Philippines).[1] These small forest species spawn in streams and have torrent-adapted tadpoles.[2] Common name stream toads has been coined for the genus, although individual species are also being referred to as slender toads.[1]


There are currently 29 species in this genus:[1][3]

Binomial name and authority Common name
Ansonia albomaculata Inger, 1960 whitebelly stream toad
Ansonia echinata Inger & Stuebing, 2009 spiny slender toad
Ansonia endauensis Grismer, 2006 Endau stream toad[4]
Ansonia fuliginea (Mocquard, 1890) North Borneo stream toad
Ansonia glandulosa (Iskandar & Mumpuni, 2004)
Ansonia guibei Inger, 1966 Mesilau stream toad
Ansonia hanitschi Inger, 1960 Kadamaian stream toad
Ansonia inthanon Matsui, Nabhitabhata & Panha, 1998 Inthanon stream toad
Ansonia jeetsukumarani Wood, Grismer, Norhayati, and Senawi, 2008
Ansonia kraensis Matsui, Khonsue, & Nabhitabhata, 2005 Kra stream toad[2]
Ansonia latidisca Inger, 1966 Sambas stream toad
Ansonia latiffi Wood, Grismer, Norhayati, and Senawi, 2008
Ansonia latirostra Grismer, 2006
Ansonia leptopus (Günther, 1872) Matang stream toad
Ansonia longidigita Inger, 1960 long-fingered stream toad
Ansonia lumut Chan, Wood, Anuar, Muin, Quah, Sumarli, and Grismer, 2014 long-fingered stream toad
Ansonia malayana Inger, 1960 pigmy false toad
Ansonia mcgregori (Taylor, 1922) McGregor's stream toad
Ansonia minuta Inger, 1960 tiny stream toad
Ansonia muelleri (Boulenger, 1887) Muller's stream toad
Ansonia penangensis Stoliczka, 1870 Penang stream toad
Ansonia platysoma (Inger, 1960 Luidan stream toad
Ansonia siamensis Kiew, 1985 Siamese stream toad
Ansonia smeagol Davies et al., 2016
Ansonia spinulifer (Mocquard, 1890) Kina Balu stream toad
Ansonia thinthinae Wilkinson, Sellas, and Vindum, 2012
Ansonia tiomanica Hendrickson, 1966 Pulo Tioman stream toad
Ansonia torrentis Dring, 1983 Gunung Mulu stream toad
Ansonia vidua Hertwig, Min, Haas, and Das, 2014 widow slender toad


  1. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2016). "Ansonia Stoliczka, 1870". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Matsui, Masafumi; Khonsue, Wichase; Nabhitabhata, Jarujin (2005). "A new Ansonia from the Isthmus of Kra, Thailand (Amphibia, Anura, Bufonidae)" (PDF). Zoological Science. 22: 809–814. doi:10.2108/zsj.22.809. 
  3. ^ "Bufonidae". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  4. ^ Grismer, L Lee (2006). "A new species of Ansonia Stoliczka, 1870 (Anura: Bufonidae) from a lowland rainforest in Southern Peninsular Malaysia". Herpetologica. 62 (4): 466–475. doi:10.1655/0018-0831(2006)62[466:ANSOAS]2.0.CO;2. 

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