Nannophrys guentheri Boulenger, 1882:115

Gunther’s streamlined frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1882 or before

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Sri Lanka


Biology & Ecology





BMNH 1947.2.5.20
BMNH 1947.2.5.21






Original scientific description:

Boulenger, G. A. (1882). Catalogue of Batrachia Salientia s. Caudata in the collection of the British Museum, London. 2nd ed. London: Trustees of the British Museum. xvi + 503 pp, 30 pls.


Other references:

Clarke, B. T. (1983). A morphological re-examination of the frog genus Nannophrys (Anura: Ranidae) with comments on its biology, distribution and relationships. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 19: 377-398.

Dutta, Sushil K. and Manamendra-Arachchi, Kelum. (1996). The amphibian fauna of Sri Lanka. Colombo: Wildlife Heritage Trust of Sri Lanka. [p. 107-108]

Haly, A. (1886). First report on the collection of Batrachia in the Colombo Museum, Colombo. Colombo, Ceylon: George, J.A. Skeen, Govt. Printers.

Kirtisinghe, P. (1946). The genus Nannophrys Günther (Amphibia: Ranidae) with the description of a new species. Ceylon J. Sci. (B) 23: 105-107.

Kirtisinghe, P. (1957). The Amphibia of Ceylon. Colombo, Ceylon: Self published.

Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Anslem de Silva. (2004). Nannophrys guentheri. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 16 February 2013.


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