- Thursday, January 14, 2010

Rediscovery of "Adenomus kandianus" ;an extict amphibian from Sri Lanka



Members of YBA have recorded this toad during the recent field trip to Peak wilderness. Adenomus kandianus has first recorded by G√ľnther in 1872 from Peradeniya. This endemic toad was considered as extinct because it has not been recorded for over 130 years. Most recently Mr Mendis Wickramasinghe who is a well known naturalist in Sri Lanka revealed that this species is still survives in the wild.

Presence of web in the hind limb is a unique feature that help to distinguish it from other members of this genus; Adenomus dasi and Adenomus kelaarti.