Mertensophryne loveridgei (Poynton, 1991)

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

Stephopaedes loveridgei Poynton, 1991, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 152: 456. Holotype: BMNH 1969.1492, by original designation. Type locality: "Mahenge, Tanzania (8°41′S, 36°43′E, ca. 1,000 m)".

Mertensophryne (Stephopaedes) loveridgeiFrost, 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

Mahenge Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 46).

Loveridge's Forest Toad (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 122).


Coastal woodland and forest, from the Kilombero Valley south of the Rufiji River in southeastern Tanzania.


See account (as Stephopaedes loveridgei) by Poynton and Clarke, 1999, Afr. J. Herpetol., 48: 8-9. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 122-123, provided an account. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 120–121, provided a brief account. Ohler and Frétey, 2014, J. E. Afr. Nat. Hist., 103: 83, noted a specimen from Cabo Delgado Province, northern Mozambique. 

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