Records of two toads Duttaphrynus scaber and D. stomaticus (Amphibia: Anura: Bufonidae) from southeastern India

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S.R. Ganesh
M. Rameshwaran
Naveen A. Joseph
Ahamed M. Jerith
Sushil K. Dutta


We document two toad species Duttaphrynus scaber and D. stomaticus from southeastern India, in the Coromandel Coastal Plains.  Owing to incorrect data presented in previous reports denoting the occurrence of these toad species, their occurrence in the said region has remained obscure.  Our results, presented here, on both the species are based on morphological data from 15 preserved voucher specimens and direct field observations made by the authors in situ.  In this work, we report D. scaber from Chengelpet and D. stomaticus from Thoothukudi.  We revisited these places after studying the labeled specimens in Chennai Snake Park Trust Museum, to confirm their occurrences in the respective region and provide natural history notes based on our field observations.

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S.R. Ganesh, Chennai Snake Park, Rajbhavan Post, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600022, India.


Naveen A. Joseph, #deceased. National Troopers for Conservation of Nature (NTCN), 3/79 C, East Street, Mudivaithanenthal, Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu 628102, India.


Sushil K. Dutta, Assam Don Bosco University,Tapesia Gardens, Kamarkuchi, Sonapur, Tepesia, Assam 782402, India.

Emertis Professor

Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences


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