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:

Bopage, M. M., Wewalwala, K., Krvavac, M., Jovanovic, O., Safarek, G., and Pushpamal, V. 2011. Species diversity and threat status of amphibians in the Kanneliya Forest, lowland Sri Lanka. Salamandra 47(3): 173-177.

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, S.K. 1997. Amphibians of India and Sri Lanka. Odyssey Publishing House, Bhubaneswar.

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

Fernando, S., Wickramasingha, L.J.M. and Rodirigo, R.K. 2007. A new species of endemic frog belonging to genus Nannophrys Günther, 1869 (Anura: Dicroglossinae) from Sri Lanka. Zootaxa 1403: 55–68.

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

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. (2020). Nannophrys guentheri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T58390A156580255. Accessed on 01 July 2022.

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.

Karunarathna, P. B. (1986). Random notes on the amphibian of the Kanneliya jungles. Loris 17: 140-142.

Manamendra-Arachchi, Kelum and Meegaskumbura, Madhava. (2012). The Taxonomy and Conservation Status of Amphibians in Sri Lanka, pp. 88-98. In: The National Red List 2012 of Sri Lanka: Conservation Status of the Fauna and Flora. Weerakoon, D. K. and Wijesundara, S. (eds.). Ministry of Environment, Colombo, Sri Lanka. viii + 476 pp.

Regalado, Pedro Galán. (2015). Los Anfibios y Reptiles Extinguidos: Herpetofauna Desaparecida Desde el Año 1500. Monografías de la Universidade da Coruña 155: 1-509.


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