Wolterstorffina parvipalmata (Werner, 1898)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Wolterstorffina > Species: Wolterstorffina parvipalmata

Nectophryne parvipalmata Werner, 1898, Verh. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien, 48: 201. Holotype: ZMB according to Roux, 1906, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1906: 61. Type locality: "Kamerun?".

Wolterstorffina parvipalmataMertens, 1939, Abh. Ber. Mus. Nat. Heimatkd. Magdeburg, 7: 123.

English Names

Cameroon Wolterstorff Toads (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 46).


Eastern Nigeria on the Obudu Plateau and on the western and southern slopes of the Cameroon Range (including Mt. Cameroon) and Yaoundé Hills in Cameroon.


Discussed by Perret, 1972, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 11: 93-119. Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 22-23, provided records for Nigeria. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 207. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 164–165, reported on comparative tadpole morphology.

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