Sclerophrys brauni (Nieden, 1911)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Sclerophrys > Species: Sclerophrys brauni

English Names

Dead-leaf Toad (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 37).

Braun's Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 40; Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 69).


East and West Usambara, Uluguru, Nguru, and Udzungwa mountains, eastern Tanzania, ca. 750–1800 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Tanzania

Endemic: Tanzania


In the Bufo regularis group of Martin, 1972, in Blair (ed.), Evol. Genus Bufo: 60, and of Tandy and Keith, 1972, in Blair (ed.), Evol. Genus Bufo: 159. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 69-70, and Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 517-519, provided accounts (as Bufo brauni). See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Bufo brauni) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 179. Menegon, Doggart, and Owen, 2008, Acta Herpetol., Firenze, 3: 107-127, provided a record for the Nguru Mountains of eastern Tanzania. Sprague and Zimkus, 2011, Afr. J. Herpetol., 60: 70-77, reported on larval morphology. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 102–103, provided a brief account. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 74–75, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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