Sphaerotheca leucorhynchus Rao, 1937:392

Rao's burrowing frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Rana (Tomopterna) leucorhynchus Rao, 1937:392


Conservation Status

Last record: 1937 or before

Rediscovered in 2012

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Karnataka, India


Biology & Ecology




The holotype has been lost (Dutta, 1997).






Original scientific description:

Rao, C. R. N. (1937). On some new forms of Batrachia from south India. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Science, Series B, 6: 387-427.


Other references:

S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Robert Inger, Anand Padhye. (2004). Sphaerotheca leucorhynchus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 17 February 2013.

Dutta, S. K. (1997). Amphibians of India and Sri Lanka. Bhubaneswar: Odyssey Publishing House.


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