Nectophrynoides cryptus Perret, 1971

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Nectophrynoides > Species: Nectophrynoides cryptus

Nectophrynoides cryptus Perret, 1971, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 6: 104. Holotype: MCZ 12480, by original designation. Type locality: "Nyingwa, Monts Uluguru, 7 10′ S: 37 40′ E, Tanzanie, 2,200 m".

English Names

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

Uluguru Forest Toad (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 108).

Uluguru Viviparous Toad (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 102).


Northern Uluguru Mountains, 600 to 2200 m elevation, Tanzania.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Tanzania

Endemic: Tanzania


Discussed by Perret, 1972, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 11: 93-119. See Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 108-109, for account. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 197. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 132–133, provided a brief account. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 102–103, provided a brief account, and range map.

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