Altiphrynoides malcolmi (Grandison, 1978)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Altiphrynoides > Species: Altiphrynoides malcolmi

Nectophrynoides malcolmi Grandison, 1978, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 11: 124. Holotype: BMNH 1975.1961, by original designation. Type locality: "6–8 km SE Goba, road to Maslo, Balé Province, Ethiopia, 06° 59′ N–40° 01′ E, elevation 3200 m".

Altiphrynoides malcolmiDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 27.

English Names

Malcolm's Ethiopia Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 38).

Ethiopian Mountain Toad (Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 100).

Malcolm's Alpine Toad (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 82).


Bale Mountains at altitudes of 2500–4000 m, Bale Province, Ethiopia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ethiopia

Endemic: Ethiopia


See Largen, 2001, Tropical Zool., 14: 326, for comments on distribution. 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: 156. See account (as Altiphrynoides malcolmi), photograph, and map for Ethiopia by Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 100–101. See comments by Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 127, regarding larval life history. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 82–83, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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