Micrixalus nudis sp. nov. is described from Wynad, S. India and compared with other known species of the genus from India and abroad. It is felt that the generic composition of the genus requires redefinition. A key to the Indian and Ceylonese species is given.
A new species of torrent toad,Ansonia rubigina is being described from a rocky stream in Silent Valley, South India. Although resembling closely the only other species, viz.,Ansonia ornata described from India, it is specifically distinct.