Mertensophryne howelli (Poynton and Clarke, 1999)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Mertensophryne > Species: Mertensophryne howelli

Stephopaedes howelli Poynton and Clarke, 1999, Afr. J. Herpetol., 48: 3. Holotype: BMNH 1992.231, by original designation. Type locality: "pitfall trap . . . near the campsite . . . Morara Forest, Mafia Island, Tanzania, 7° 53′ S, 39° 50′ E".

Mertensophryne (Stephopaedes) howelliFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 365.

English Names

Mrora Forest Toad (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 120).


Morara Forest, Mafia Island, Tanzania.


Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 120-121, provided an account (as Stephopaedes howelli). See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Stephopaedes howelli) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 205.

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