Sclerophrys chudeaui (Chabanaud, 1919)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Sclerophrys > Species: Sclerophrys chudeaui

Bufo chudeaui Chabanaud, 1919, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, 25: 454. Syntypes: MNHNP 1919.80 (4 specimens), according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 12. Type locality: "Sénégal: mare de Bata (Sahel de Nioro)"; rendered as "Senegal: Bata marsh (Sahel de Nioro)" by Noble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 310; actually in Mali according to Joger and Lambert, 1996, J. Afr. Zool., 110: 31.

Amietophrynus chudeauiFrost, 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: 363.

Sclerophrys chudeaui  Ohler and Dubois, 2016, PeerJ, 4(e1553): 9. 

English Names

Bata Marsh Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 41).


Known only from the type locality in Mali near Senegal.


In the Bufo blanfordii group according to Tandy and Keith, 1972, in Blair (ed.), Evol. Genus Bufo: 158, who also noted that this species was described from inadequate postmetamorphic material rendering it a nomen dubium. Tandy and Feener, 1985, in Schuchmann (ed.), Proc. Internatl. Symp Afr. Vert.: 549, suggested that Bufo chudeaui might represent either Bufo xeros, Bufo regularis, or Bufo pentoni. (If the latter is correct, this species does not likely belong in Amietophrynus—DRF.)

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