Sclerophrys chevalieri (Mocquard, 1908)

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

English Names

West African Horned Toad (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 74). 


Southeastern Guinea, eastern Sierra Leone, Liberia, and southern Ivory Coast to southwestern Ghana.


Reported (as Bufo camerunensis) from the Mount Nimba region by Guibé and Lamotte, 1958, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 53: 243. Hillers and Rödel, 2007, Salamandra, 43: 1-10, reported the species for Liberia as Bufo superciliaris. Barej, Schmitz, Menegon, Hillers, Hinkel, Böhme, and Rödel, 2011, Zootaxa, 2772: 1-32, provided the most recent revision, recognizing the eastern Dem. Rep. Congo population as Amietophrynus channingi, and the populations in the eastern and western Guinean forest blocks as, respectively, Amietophrynus superciliaris chevalieri and Amietophrynus superciliaris superciliarisRödel and Glos, 2019, Zoosyst. Evol., 95: 30, treated Sclerophrys chevalieri as distinct from Sclerophrys superciliaris. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 74, provided a brief account, photograph, range map, and treated Sclerophrys chevalieri and Sclerophrys superciliaris as allopatric and diagnosable lineages. 

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