Nectophrynoides tornieri (Roux, 1906)

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

Nectophryne tornieri Roux, 1906, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1906: 63. Syntypes: BMNH (1 specimen) and NHMB (1 specimen), by original designation. NHMB 2384, considered holotype, a lectotype designation by implication, by Grandison, 1985, In Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 70. Type locality: "Ukami, [Uluguru Mountains,] German East Africa [= Tanzania]".

Nectophrynoides tornieriBarbour and Loveridge, 1928, Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., 50: 188. Perret, 1971, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 6: 100.

English Names

Tornier's Tree Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 45).

Usambara Viviparous Toad (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 43).

Tornier's Forest Toad (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 113).

Tornier's Viviparous Toad (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 106).


East Usambaras through to the Udzungwas between about 300 to 1500 m elevation in forest to forest margins, Tanzania.


Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 113–114, provided an account. Loader, Poynton, and Mariaux, 2004, Afr. Zool., 39: 71-76, provided a record for Mahenga Mountain in Tanzania and detailed the range. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 148–149, provided a brief account and photograph. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 106–107, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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