Nectophryne afra Buchholz and Peters, 1875

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Nectophryne > Species: Nectophryne afra

Nectophryne afra Buchholz and Peters In Peters, 1875, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1875: 202. Holotype: ZMB according to Roux, 1906, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1906: 59, this being ZMB 8472 according to Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 41. Type locality: "Cameruns" [= Cameroon]. Type locality discussed and corrected to "Douala", Cameroon, by Frétey, Dubois, and Ohler, 2014, Alytes, 30: 11–28. 

English Names

African Tree Toad (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 43; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 44).

Distribution

Southeastern Nigeria through western Cameroon to Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, also Bioko I. (Equatorial Guinea), southern Rep. Congo, and likely in northeastern Dem. Rep. Congo and southwestern Central African Republic.

Comment

Frétey and Blanc, 2002 "2001", Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 126: 380, reported this species from Gabon. Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 22, provided records for Nigeria. Onadeko and Rödel, 2009, Salamandra, 45: 1-14, provided records for southwestern Nigeria. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 148–150, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Dewynter, Chirio, Melki, Cordier, and Frétey, 2017, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 11: 18, provided a brief account and photographs of this species from the Mount Koumouna-Bouali area of Gabon. Dewynter and Frétey, 2019, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 27: 15, summarized the literature for Gabon and provided photographs (p. 51). Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 92–93, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. See brief account, range map, and photographs for Equatorial Guinea in Sánchez-Vialas, Calvo-Revuelta, Castroviejo-Fisher, and De la Riva, 2020, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 66: 137–230. Liedtke, Soler-Navarro, Gomez-Mestre, Loader, and Rödel, 2021, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 162 (107184): 1–12, reported on phylogeographic patterns and noted that the species falls into two allopatric populations which show deep lineage divergence. 

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