Duttaphrynus valhallae

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Duttaphrynus valhallae
Duttaphrynus valhallae (Meade-Waldo, 1909).jpg
Illustration in the original species description
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Duttaphrynus
Species: D. valhallae
Binomial name
Duttaphrynus valhallae
(Meade-Waldo, 1909)

Bufo valhallae Meade-Waldo, 1909 "1908"[2]

Duttaphrynus valhallae is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to Weh Island, located northwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.[1][3] Known only from the holotype (more correctly, syntypes[3]), its ecology is unknown, but it is assumed to be a lowland forest species. Practically no forest habitat remains on Weh Island, and it is not known whether the species still persists there. Also its taxonomic validity is uncertain.[1]


The specific name valhallae refers to yacht "Valhalla" on which Geoffrey Meade-Waldo was travelling when he encountered the new species.[2][4]


The syntype, two females, measure about 82 mm (3.2 in) in snout–vent length. They are olive-brown above, with may wrinkles and pores of various sizes. Parotoid glands are large.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Iskandar, D. & Mumpuni (2004). "Duttaphrynus valhallae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Meade-Waldo, G. (1909). "Description of a new species of toad from Sumatra". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1908: 786–788. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1908.00786.x. 
  3. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Duttaphrynus valhallae (Meade-Waldo, 1909)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Bo Beolens; Michael Watkins; Michael Grayson (22 April 2013). The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians. Pelagic Publishing. p. 220. ISBN 978-1-907807-44-2.