"Bufo" scorteccii Balletto and Cherchi, 1970

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Species: "Bufo" scorteccii

Bufo scorteccii Balletto and Cherchi, 1970, Boll. Mus. Ist. Biol. Univ. Genova, 38: 34. Holotype: IZUG 4, by original designation. Type locality: "Mafhaq (Yemen)", 15° 07′ N 43° 54′ E, 1550 m.

"Bufo" scortecciiFrost, 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.

Duttaphrynus scortecciiVan Bocxlaer, Biju, Loader, and Bossuyt, 2009, BMC Evol. Biol., 9 (e131): 4. Provisional change here by implication of relation to Duttaphrynus dhufarensis.

"Bufo" scortecciiPortik and Papenfuss, 2015, BMC Evol. Biol., 15 (152): 11. Resumption of status as unknown affinities due to its morphological intermediacy between Duttaphrynus and Sclerophrys

English Names

Scortecci's Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 43).


Known only from the type locality (Mafhaq, Yemen).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Yemen

Endemic: Yemen


See account by Balletto, Cherchi, and Gasperetti, 1985, Fauna Saudi Arabia, 7: 362. Close to Bufo dhufarensis according to the original publication. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Bufo scorteccii) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 191. Problematic relations discussed by Portik and Papenfuss, 2015, BMC Evol. Biol., 15 (152): 11. The use of the name Duttaphrynus scorteccii is implied by the assumption of close relationship with Duttaphrynus dhufarensis, although this remains questionable (DRF). 

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