Nectophryne batesii Boulenger, 1913

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

Nectophryne batesii Boulenger, 1913, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 8, 12: 71. Syntypes: BMNH 1907.5.22.148-150 (reregistered 1947.2.19.30-33), 1908.5.30.112-117 (formerly 1947.2.19.34-39), 1911.5.30.15 (reregistered 1947.2.19.42), 1913.10.27.45-48 (reregistered 1947.2.19.40-41), according to Grandison, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 69, and museum records. Type locality: "Neighbourhood of Bitye, on the Ja River (Congo System)", Cameroon.

English Names

Bates' Tree Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 44).


Southeastern Nigeria, western and southern Cameroon, Gabon, southern (and expected in northern) Rep. Congo, southern Central African Republic, and northeastern Dem. Rep. Congo; Equatorial Guinea (Bioko I. and Río Muni).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the, Gabon, Nigeria


 Larson and Zimkus, 2018, Herpetol. Conserv. Biol., 13: 247, commented on the species in 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 three allopatric populations which show deep lineage divergence.

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