Sclerophrys villiersi (Angel, 1940)

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

Bufo villiersi Angel, 1940, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 12: 238. Holotype: MNHNP 1939.130 according to Grandison IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 64. Type locality: "Djuttitsa (Monts Bamboutos); alt. 2.000 mètres", Cameroun.

Amietophrynus villiersiFrost, 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 villiersi — Ohler and Dubois, 2016, PeerJ, 4(e1553): 10.

English Names

Villiers' Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 44).


Mountains of western Cameroon in apparently disjunct populations, 1200-2500 m.


Discussed by Perret, 1972, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 84: 130-139, who distinguished it from Bufo funereus and Bufo regularis. Tentatively referred to the Bufo funereus complex by Tandy and Keith, 1972, in Blair (ed.), Evol. Genus Bufo: 158, and at one time synonymized with Bufo regularis by Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 320. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Bufo villiersi) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 193. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 138–139, reported on comparative tadpole morphology.

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