Sclerophrys cristiglans (Inger and Menzies, 1961)

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

Bufo cristiglans Inger and Menzies, 1961, Fieldiana, Zool., 39: 589. Holotype: FMNH 109741, by original designation. Type locality: "Tingi Hills, Sierra Leone", West Africa.

Bufo christiglansSchiøtz, 1964, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 127: 21. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Amietophrynus cristiglansFrost, 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 cristiglans  Ohler and Dubois, 2016, PeerJ, 4(e1553): 9. 

English Names

Tingi Hills Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 41).


Known from the type locality (Tingi Hills) and 100 km to the southwest in the Kambui HIlls Forest Reserve, Sierra Leone. 


In the Bufo latifrons group of Tandy and Keith, 1972, in Blair (ed.), Evol. Genus Bufo: 159. Schiøtz, 1964, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 127: 21, suggested that this species might be a subspecies of Bufo camerunensis. Referred to the synonymy of Bufo latifrons, without discussion, by Tandy and Keith, 1972, in Blair (ed.), Evol. Genus Bufo: 159. See also Joger, 1981, Bonn. Zool. Beitr., 32: 297-340. Rödel and Branch, 2002, Salamandra, 38: 251, suggested that the mutual taxonomic status of Bufo togoensis, Bufo camerunensis, and Bufo cristiglans requires careful reevaluation.

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