Pseudobufo Tschudi, 1838

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Pseudobufo
1 species

Pseudobufo Tschudi, 1838, Classif. Batr.: 49, 87. Type species: Pseudobufo subasper Tschudi, 1838, by monotypy.

Pyleus Gistel, 1848, Naturgesch. Thierr.: xi. Replacement name for Pseudobufo Tschudi, 1838.

Nectes Cope, 1865, Nat. Hist. Rev., N.S., 5: 103. Replacement name for Pseudobufo Tschudi, 1838.

English Names

False Toads (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 45).

Aquatic Toads (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 44).


Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and Borneo.


Tihen, 1960, Copeia, 1960: 225-233, suggested that Pseudobufo is a paedomorphic close relative of Ansonia. Smith and Chiszar, 2006, Herpetol. Conserv. Biol., 1: 6-8, implied that this taxon should be considered a subgenus of Bufo; see comment under Bufonidae. This taxon has not been included in any of the recent large-scale molecular phylogenies of bufonids, so its relationships remain obscure.

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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