Mertensophryne usambarae (Poynton and Clarke, 1999)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Mertensophryne > Species: Mertensophryne usambarae

Stephopaedes usambarae Poynton and Clarke, 1999, Afr. J. Herpetol., 48: 5. Holotype: BMNH 1994.712, by original designation. Type locality: "pitfall trap off a forest path in the . . . Kwangumi Forest Reserve, East Usambara foothills, northeastern Tanzania, 4° 57′ S, 38° 42′ E".

Mertensophryne (Stephopaedes) usambaraeFrost, 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: 365.

English Names

Usambara Forest Toad (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 123).


Foothills of the East Usambara Mountains, northeastern Tanzania, below 410 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Tanzania

Endemic: Tanzania


Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 123–124, provided an account (as Stephopaedes usambarae). See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Stephopaedes usambarae) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 205. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 126–127, provided a brief account. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 90–91, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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