Sclerophrys pentoni (Anderson, 1893)

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

Bufo pentoni Anderson, 1893, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 12: 440. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.21.90-92 (formerly 97.10.28.661-63) according to A.G.C. Grandison in Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 56. Type locality: "Shaata Gardens, situated about one mile outside Suakin", eastern Sudan.

Bufo pentoni pentoniBalletto and Cherchi, 1973, Boll. Mus. Ist. Biol. Univ. Genova, 41: 105-119, by fiat.

"Bufo" pentoniFrost, 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. Excluded from Bufo and unassigned to genus.

Amietophrynus pentoniPortik and Papenfuss, 2015, BMC Evol. Biol., 15 (152): 1. 

Sclerophrys pentoni — Ohler and Dubois, 2016, PeerJ, 4(e1553): 9.

English Names

Penton's Toad (Flower, 1933, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1933: 839; Barnett, Emms, and Santoni, 2001, Herpetol. Bull., London, 77: 7).

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

Distribution

South of the Sahara in dry savanna and semi-desert from Gambia, Senegal, and southern Mauritania eastward to the Red Sea coast of Sudan (possibly including extreme northern South Sudan), Eritrea and Djibouti; in the Sahara, at the Trarza region (Mauritania) and Air mountains (Niger).

Comment

In the Bufo pentoni group of Tandy and Keith, 1972, in Blair (ed.), Evol. Genus Bufo: 160. See Balletto and Cherchi, 1973, Boll. Mus. Ist. Biol. Univ. Genova, 41: 105-119, for distribution and analysis of characters. Records of this species from the Arabian Peninsula refer to Bufo tihamicus. See account by Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 317-318. See Salvador, 1996, Smithson. Herpetol. Inform. Serv., 109, for account of North African population. Rödel, 2000, Herpetofauna W. Afr., 1: 62-64, provided an account. Barnett, Emms, and Santoni, 2001, Herpetol. Bull., London, 77: 7, provided the Gambia record. Padial and De la Riva, 2004, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 18: 91, provided a record from Mauritania. Frost, 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, suggested that this species is not a member of the monophyletic taxon Bufo (the former Bufo bufo group), but could not allocate this species to any of the other genera either, instead leaving this species in a non-taxon "Bufo". Wanger, 2005, Salamandra, 41: 27-33, provided Gambia records. Nago, Grell, Sinsin, and Rödel, 2006, Salamandra, 42: 93-108, provided records for Benin. Mauretania, and Niger. Emms, Jambang, Bah, Mankali, Rödel, and Barnett, 2005, Herpetol. Bull., London, 94: 6-16, provided records for Gambia. See account (as Bufo pentoni), photograph, and map for Ethiopia and Eritrea by Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 72-73. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 140, commented on tadpole morphology.

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