Sclerophrys tuberosa (Günther, 1858)

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

Bufo tuberosus Günther, 1858, Arch. Naturgesch., 24: 322. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.21.14 (formerly, according to Grandison, 1985, In Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 63. Type locality: "Fernando Po" (= Bioko, Equatorial Guinea).

Bufo polycerus Werner, 1897, Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. München, 27: 211. Holotype: ZSM 45/0, lost, according to Glaw and Franzen, 2006, Spixiana, München, 29: 162. Type locality: "Kamerun". Synonymy by Parker, 1936, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1936: 155 (who provided a chronology of the treatment of this name); Loveridge, 1936, Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 22: 84.

Bufo polycercusNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 178. Incorrect subsequent spelling. Based on specimens of Bufo camerunensis according to De Witte, 1941, Explor. Parc Natl. Albert, Miss. G.F. de Witte (1933–1935), 33: 39, and Tandy and Keith, 1972, in Blair (ed.), Evol. Genus Bufo: 159.

Amietophrynus tuberosusFrost, 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 tuberosa — Ohler and Dubois, 2016, PeerJ, 4(e1553): 9.

English Names

Warty Toad (Wood, 1863, Illust. Nat. Hist., 3: 168).

Fernando Po Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 43).


High tropical forest of the Gabon-Cameroon-Rep. Congo-Dem. Rep. Congo region and Bioko, Equatorial Guinea.


In the Bufo tuberosus group of Tandy and Keith, 1972, in Blair (ed.), Evol. Genus Bufo: 160. See account in Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 314-315. See Tandy and Perret, 2000, Rev. Suisse Zool., 107: 389-418, for account and map. 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.

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