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).


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

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Yemen

Endemic: Yemen


Although placed into the synonymy of Amietophrynus (now Sclerophrys) 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 it distinct. See account (as Bufo hadramautinus), byBalletto, Cherchi, and Gasperetti, 1985, Fauna Saudi Arabia, 7: 355-358. 

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