Sclerophrys kassasii (Baha El Din, 1993)

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

Bufo kassasii Baha El Din, 1993, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 42: 24. Holotype: BMNH 1992.207, by original designation. Type locality: "2 km east of Damietta, 31° 25′ N, 31° 49′ E (3131Db), Nile Delta, Egypt".

Amietophrynus kassasiFrost, 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 kassasi  Ohler and Dubois, 2016, PeerJ, 4(e1553): 9.

English Names

Damietta Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 42).

Nile Valley Toad (Baha El Din, 2006, Guide Rept. Amph. Egypt: 31).

Distribution

Known from the vicinity of Luxor north in the Nile Valley, including the Delta and the Fayum Depression, Egypt.

Comment

Formerly confused with Bufo vittatus. Distinguished from sympatric Bufo regularis in the Fayum of Egypt by Tawfik, Akef, Abdel-Mageid, and Eisa, 1996, J. Afr. Zool., 110: 7-13. Baha El Din, 2006, Guide Rept. Amph. Egypt: 31-33, provided an account for Egypt and noted that the relationship with Amietophrynus steindachneri requires elucidation.

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