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Range Description

This species is endemic to Sri Lanka, and for the longest time was known only from the general type locality of "Ceylon" (= Sri Lanka). The scientific name appeared to suggest that it might have been collected in the vicinity of the city of Kandy, central Sri Lanka; however, all of the Central Province was referred to as Kandy in the late 19th century, when the species was described (Wickramasinghe et al. 2012). More recently, the species was rediscovered in the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary in Central Province, Sri Lanka, at 1,879 m asl (Wickramasinghe et al. 2012). The Sanctuary comprises 240 km², of which 211.75 km² comprise natural or semi-natural vegetation (Wickramasinghe et al. 2012). Its eastern boundary is adjacent to Horton Plains National Park (Wickramasinghe et al. 2012). While there is potential that this toad may have a more widespread occurrence within this area, it is so far only known from a single site and threat-defined location, in an area of 200 m² (Wickramasinghe et al. 2012), which is herein understood as its currently known extent of occurrence (EOO).


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