Sclerophrys buchneri (Peters, 1882)

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

English Names

Buchner's Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 40).


Southern Rep. Congo and presumably into western-most Dem. Rep. Congo, and Cabinda enclave of Angola; northwest-central Dem. Rep. Congo, and east-central Angola. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Angola, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the


Tandy and Keith, 1972, in Blair (ed.), Evol. Genus Bufo: 158, tentatively referred Bufo buchneri to the synonymy of Bufo funereus; therefore assigned to their Bufo funereus group. Marques, Ceríaco, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2018, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 65 (Suppl. II): 69–70, provided a map for Angola and discussed the literature. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 58–59, provided a brief account and range map. See Badjedjea, Masudi, Akaibe, and Gvoždík, 2022, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 16 (1: e301): 47, who commented on the uncertain taxonomy of frogs in the Kokolopori Bonobo Nature Reserve, Tshuapa Province, Dem. Rep. Congo;

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