Pelophryne brevipes (Peters, 1867)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Pelophryne > Species: Pelophryne brevipes

English Names

Zamboanga Flathead Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 45).


Mindanao and Basilan Island, Philippines.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Philippines

Endemic: Philippines


See Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 236-239, for account; Inger, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 38, regarded Nectophryne signata (Borneo) and Hylaplesia brevipes (Philippines) to be separate species. See comment under Pelophryne signata. Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 84, discussed the confusion surrounding the recognition/non-recognition of Pelophryne signata. See brief account by Sanguila, Cobb, Siler, Diesmos, Alcala, and Brown, 2016, ZooKeys, 624: 15–17. Matsui, 2019, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 38: 137, briefly discussed the taxonomic confusion surrounding this name. See comments by Baron, Marin, Logramonte, and Mohagan, 2021, Asian Herpetol. Res., 12: 76–87. Pitogo, Saavedra, and Afuang, 2021, Philipp. J. Sci., 150: 1279–1306, provided a brief description of natural history. 

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