Mertensophryne lindneri (Mertens, 1955)

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

English Names

Dar-es-Salaam Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 42).

Lindners Toad (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 83; Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 81).

Lindners Dwarf Toad (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 81 [alternative name]).

Distribution

Coastal lowlands of eastern Tanzania and northern Mozambique to southeastern Malawi,.

Comment

In the Bufo taitanus complex of Tandy and Keith, 1972, in Blair (ed.), Evol. Genus Bufo: 156. Howell, 1979, Herpetol. Rev., 10: 101, commented on a range extension. Considered a synonym of Bufo taitanus by Tandy and Keith, 1972, in Blair (ed.), Evol. Genus Bufo: 156. See accounts by Poynton and Broadley, 1988, Ann. Natal Mus., 29: 480-481, Clarke, 1989, Amphibia-Reptilia, 10: 297-303, and Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 83. Cunningham and Cherry, 2004, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 32: 671-685, suggested on molecular grounds that this species "is congeneric" with Stephopaedes but declined to make the nomenclatural change pending a broader study of Stephopaedes, Mertensophryne, and the Bufo taitanus group. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 81-82, provided an account. Mercurio, 2011, Amph. Malawi: 128, provided an account for Malawi. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 118–119, provided a brief account.

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