Pelophryne lighti (Taylor, 1920)

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

Nectophryne lighti Taylor, 1920, Philipp. J. Sci., 16: 338. Holotype: EHT 189, by original designation; now possibly in CM or CAS, or more likely, lost. Type locality: "Bunawan, Agusan [Province], Mindanao", Philippines.

Pelophryne lightiBarbour, 1938, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 51: 194.

Pelophryne albotaeniata lightiInger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 233.

Pelophryne lightiInger, 1960, Fieldiana, Zool., 39: 415.

English Names

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


Montane and lowland riverine forests of Mindanao, Samar, Leyte, Mindanao, and Bohol Is., Philippines.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Philippines

Endemic: Philippines


See account by Inger, 1960, Fieldiana, Zool., 39: 415-418. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 203.

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