Duttaphrynus beddomii

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Beddome's toad
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Scientific classification edit
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Binomial name
Template:Taxonomy/DuttaphrynusDuttaphrynus beddomii
(Günther, 1876)
  • Bufo beddomii Günther, 1876 "1875"
  • Bufo travancoricus Beddome, 1878 "1877"

Duttaphrynus beddomii (common name: Beddome's toad) is a species of toad endemic to the Western Ghats of India. It is found in Kerala and Tamil Nadu states in the southern Western Ghats at elevations of 100–1,500 m (330–4,920 ft) asl.[1][2]


Duttaphrynus beddomii exhibits a crown that lacks bony ridges; its short, projecting snout has an angular canthus rostralis. Its interorbital space is somewhat broader than the upper eyelid. Its tympanum is very small, and sometimes indistinct. The species' first finger does not extend beyond the second; its toes are nearly entirely webbed, with single subarticular tubercles, two small metatarsal tubercles, and no tarsal fold. The tarso-metatarsal articulation reaches to between the eye and the tip of the snout. Its upper parts are covered with rough tubercles; its parotoids ovate, about twice as long as broad, are rather indistinct. The toad is dark brown as seen from above, with indistinct black spots; its limbs are marbled with carmine; its lower surfaces are marbled with brown.[3]

D. beddomii measures 4.4 cm (1.75 in) from snout to vent.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 S.D. Biju; Sushil Dutta; M.S. Ravichandran Karthikeyan Vasudevan; S.P. Vijayakumar; Chelmala Srinivasulu; Gajanan Dasaramji Bhuddhe (2004). "Duttaphrynus beddomii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2004: e.T54584A86543952. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54584A11155448.en.{{cite iucn}}: error: |doi= / |page= mismatch (help)
  2. Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Duttaphrynus beddomii (Günther, 1876)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Boulenger, G. A. (1890). Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. London: Taylor and Francis. p. 503.

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