Sclerophrys gracilipes (Boulenger, 1899)

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

Bufo gracilipes Boulenger, 1899, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 3: 276. Holotype: BMNH 1899.4.27.9, according to A.G.C. Grandison IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 46. Type locality: "Benito River, French [Congo] [sic]", Equatorial Guinea.

Bufo funereus gracilipesPerret and Mertens, 1957, Rev. Suisse Zool., 64: 73-78.

Bufo petiti Knoepffler, 1967, Biol. Gabonica, 3: 249. Holotype: MBG (Mission Biologique au Gabon—Centre national de la recherche scientifique) 1299, by original designation; current location unknown. Type locality: "Loa-loa (Ogooué-Ivindo), République Gabonaise". Synonymy by Tandy and Keith, 1972, in Blair (ed.), Evol. Genus Bufo: 158, 163.

Bufo gracilipesInger, 1968, Explor. Parc Natl. Garamba, Miss. H. de Saeger, 52: 25.

Amietophrynus gracilipesFrost, 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 garmani  Ohler and Dubois, 2016, PeerJ, 4(e1553): 9.

English Names

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

Distribution

Southeastern Nigeria eastward through southern Cameroon, Gabon, to northern Rep. Congo and northern and northeastern Dem. Rep. Congo; Bioko and mainland Equatorial Guinea; likely to occur in southwestern Central African Republic.

Comment

Easily confused with Bufo funereus (e.g., Boulenger, 1906 "1905", Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 3, 2: 158) and Bufo latifrons, according to Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 315; and Inger, 1968, Explor. Parc Natl. Garamba, Miss. H. de Saeger, 52: 25. In the Bufo gracilipes group of Tandy and Keith, 1972, in Blair (ed.), Evol. Genus Bufo: 158. Frétey and Blanc, 2001, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 126: 380, reported this species from Gabon. Lasso, Rial, Castroviejo, and De la Riva, 2002, Graellsia, 58: 21-34, provided notes on ecological distribution in Equatorial Guinea. Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 16, provided records for Nigeria. Jackson and Blackburn, 2007, Salamandra, 43: 149-164, provided a record for Nouabale-Ndoki National Park, Rep. Congo.

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