Duttaphrynus atukoralei

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Duttaphrynus atukoralei
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Duttaphrynus
Species: D. atukoralei
Binomial name
Duttaphrynus atukoralei
(Bogert and Senanayake, 1966)
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Synonyms

Bufo atukoralei Bogert and Senanayake, 1966

Duttaphrynus atukoralei (common names: Yala toad, Atukorale's dwarf toad) is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to Sri Lanka where it is found on the coastal lowlands of southern half of Sri Lanka below 200 m (660 ft) asl.[2]

Etymology[edit]

The specific name atukoralei honors Mr. Vicky Atukorale, a Sri Lankan naturalist who collected the holotype .[3]

Habitat and conservation[edit]

Duttaphrynus atukoralei is a terrestrial toad found in wet evergreen tropical forests, dry lands, and areas of human habitation. It is a common species, and more common in areas outside primary forests. It is facing no major threats.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Manamendra-Arachchi, K.; de Silva, A. & Bambaradeniya, C. (2004). "Duttaphrynus atukoralei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Duttaphrynus atukoralei (Bogert and Senanayake, 1966)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Bo Beolens; Michael Watkins; Michael Grayson (22 April 2013). The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians. Pelagic Publishing. p. 13. ISBN 978-1-907807-44-2.