Nimbaphrynoides occidentalis (Angel, 1943)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Nimbaphrynoides > Species: Nimbaphrynoides occidentalis

Nectophrynoides occidentalis Angel, 1943, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 15: 167. Holotype: MNHNP 44149, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 16. Type locality: "Serengbara (forêt primaire) près du Mont Nimba", Guinea.

Nectophrynoides liberiensis Xavier, 1979 "1978", Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 103: 432. Holotype: MNHNP 1978.3088, by original designation. Type locality: "au plateau de la mine à 1290 m d'altitude, Monts Nimba, Liberia"; type locality now destroyed by mining activities according to Sandberger-Loua, Hillers, Doumbia, Loua, Brede, and Rödel, 2010, Zootaxa, 2355: 56-68, who made the synonymy.

Nimbaphrynoides liberiensisDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 27.

Nimbaphrynoides occidentalisDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 27.

Nectophrynoides occidentalis occidentalisSandberger-Loua, Hillers, Doumbia, Loua, Brede, and Rödel, 2010, Zootaxa, 2355: 56.

Nectophrynoides occidentalis liberiensisSandberger-Loua, Hillers, Doumbia, Loua, Brede, and Rödel, 2010, Zootaxa, 2355: 56.

English Names

Western Nimba Toad (Nectophrynoides occidentalis: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 45)

Mt. Nimba Viviparous Toad (Nectophrynoides occidentalis: Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 43; CITES).

Western Nimba Toad(CITES).

Mt. Nimba Viviparous Toad (CITES).

African Viviparous Toads (CITES).

Liberia Nimba Toad (Nectophrynoides liberiensis: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 45).

Distribution

Mount Nimba region of Liberia, Ivory Coast, and Guinea.

Comment

See brief comments by Rödel, Bangoura, and Böhme, 2004, Herpetozoa, Wien, 17: 103-105, regarding range and natural history. 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: 198-199 (as Nimaphrynoides liberiensis and Nimbaphrynoides occidentalis). Sandberger-Loua, Hillers, Doumbia, Loua, Brede, and Rödel, 2010, Zootaxa, 2355: 56-68, discussed geographic variation in the Mont Nimba region.

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