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 (1947.2.19.44, formerly 1906.1.10.7, according to museum records) and NHMB (1, the figured specimen), by original designation. NHMB 2384, incorrectly considered holotype 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.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Tanzania

Endemic: 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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