Lankanectes corrugatus

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Lankanectes corrugatus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Nyctibatrachidae
Genus: Lankanectes
Species:
L. corrugatus
Binomial name
Lankanectes corrugatus
(Peters, 1863)
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Synonyms

Rana corrugata Peters, 1863

Lankanectes corrugatus (common names: Sri Lanka wart frog, corrugated water frog) is a species of frog in the Nyctibatrachidae family.[2] It was once monotypic within the genus Lankanectes,[3] until the second species - Lankanectes pera was described in 2018 from Knuckles Mountain Range.[4] It is endemic to Sri Lanka.[2]

Lankanectes corrugatus is an aquatic frog species inhabiting slow-moving rivers in marshy areas.[5] It is a common species. Threats to it are agrochemical pollution and wetland reclamation for housing and vegetable farms.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Manamendra-Arachchi, K.; de Silva, A. & Wickramasinghe, D. (2004). "Lankanectes corrugatus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T58324A11766307. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58324A11766307.en. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Lankanectes corrugatus (Peters, 1863)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  3. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Lankanectes Dubois and Ohler, 2001". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  4. ^ "A new frog species from rapidly dwindling cloud forest streams of Sri Lanka—Lankanectes pera". Zootaxa 4461(4):519-538. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  5. ^ Vitt, Laurie J.; Caldwell, Janalee P. (2014). Herpetology: An Introductory Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles (4th ed.). Academic Press. pp. 509–510.