Sclerophrys villiersi (Angel, 1940)

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

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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