Sphaerotheca rolandae

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Sphaerotheca rolandae
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Dicroglossidae
Genus: Sphaerotheca
S. rolandae
Binomial name
Sphaerotheca rolandae
(Dubois, 1983)
Sphaerotheca rolandae map-fr.svg

Rana breviceps ssp. rolandae Dubois, 1983
Tomopterna rolandae (Dubois, 1983)

Sphaerotheca rolandae (common names: Sri Lanka bullfrog, Roland's burrowing frog, southern burrowing frog, marble sand frog) is a species of frog in the Dicroglossidae family found in Sri Lanka. It is controversial whether the species also occurs in India and Nepal.[2] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, intermittent freshwater marshes, arable land, and pastureland. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]


  1. ^ a b Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi; Sushil Dutta (2004). "Sphaerotheca rolandae". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T58759A11838218. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58759A11838218.en. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Sphaerotheca rolandae (Dubois, 1983)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 2 March 2014.