Sclerophrys tihamica (Balletto and Cherchi, 1973)

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

Bufo pentoni tihamicus Balletto and Cherchi, 1973, Boll. Mus. Ist. Biol. Univ. Genova, 41: 114. Holotype: IZUG 2, by original designation. Type locality: "Sokna (Yemen)", 14° 48′ N, 43° 26′ E, 350 m elevation.

Bufo tihamicusBalletto, Cherchi, and Gasperetti, 1985, Fauna Saudi Arabia, 7: 328.

"Bufo" tihamicusFrost, 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. Excluded from Bufo and unassigned to genus.

Amietophrynus tihamicusPortik and Papenfuss, 2015, BMC Evol. Biol., 15 (152): 1. 

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

English Names

Balletto's Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 43).

Distribution

Southern Hadramaut of the Arabian Peninsula, from south of Mecca (Saudi Arabia) to region of Aden (southern Yemen).

Comment

Records of Bufo pentoni from the Arabian Peninsula apply to this closely related species. See account by Balletto, Cherchi, and Gasperetti, 1985, Fauna Saudi Arabia, 7: 328-335. See comments by Schätti and Desvoignes, 1999, Herpetofauna S. Yemen and Sokotra: 33. Frost, 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, suggested that this species is not a member of the monophyletic taxon Bufo (the former Bufo bufo group), but could not allocate this species to any of the other genera either, instead leaving this species in a non-taxon "Bufo".

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