Sclerophrys hadramautinus (Cherchi, 1963)

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

Bufo hadramautinus Cherchi, 1963, Boll. Mus. Ist. Biol. Univ. Genova, 32 (186): 5. Holotype: IZUG 5, by original designation. Type locality: "nell'oasi montana di Suia, . . . Hadramaut", 14° 45′ N, 48° 48′ E, 1160 m, Yemen. 

Amietophrynus hadramautinus — Portik and Papenfuss, 2015, BMC Evol. Biol., 15 (152): 11. Tentative arrangement. 

Sclerophrys hadramautinus  Ohler and Dubois, 2016, PeerJ, 4(e1553): 10, by implication. 

English Names

Suia Hadramaut Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 42).

Distribution

Known only from the type locality (Suia mountain, Hadramaut, Yemen). 

Comment

Although placed into the synonymy of Amietophrynus arabicus on the basis of overall similarity by Schätti and Desvoignes, 1999, Herpetofauna S. Yemen and Sokotra: 31, this was disputed by Portik and Papenfuss, 2015, BMC Evol. Biol., 15 (152): 11, who tentatively considered the species to belong in Amietophrynus. See account (as Bufo hadramautinus), byBalletto, Cherchi, and Gasperetti, 1985, Fauna Saudi Arabia, 7: 355-358. 

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