Sclerophrys kisoloensis (Loveridge, 1932)

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

Bufo regularis kisoloensis Loveridge, 1932, Occas. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 8: 52. Holotype: FMNH 12005, by original designation. Type locality: "Kisolo, Kigezi district, southwestern Uganda".

Bufo regularis marakwetensis Roux, 1936 "1935", Mem. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, N.S., 4: 180. Syntypes: NHMB 4740-41; NHMB 4741 designated lectotype by Forcart, 1946, Verh. Naturforsch. Ges. Basel, 57: 121. Type locality: "Marakwet, st. 25, 2.500 m.", Kenya. Transferred from the synonymy of Bufo regularis to Bufo kisoloensis by Tandy and Keith, 1972, in Blair (ed.), Evol. Genus Bufo: 159.

Bufo kisoloensisLaurent, 1952, Herpetologica, 8: 53; Laurent, 1972, Explor. Parc Natl. Virunga, Ser. 2, 22: 4.

Amietophrynus kisoloensisFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 363.

Sclerophrys kisoloensis  Ohler and Dubois, 2016, PeerJ, 4(e1553): 9.

English Names

Kisolo Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 42; Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 81; Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 79).

Montane Golden Toad (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 79 [alternative name]).


Forested highland areas of southwestern Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, eastern Dem. Rep. Congo, northeastern Zambia, western Tanzania, and Malawi (see comment).


In the Bufo regularis group of Tandy and Keith, 1972, in Blair (ed.), Evol. Genus Bufo: 159. Removed from the synonymy of Bufo regularis by Laurent, 1952, Herpetologica, 8: 53, where it had been placed by Loveridge, 1942, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 91: 379, 385 (and so treated by Loveridge, 1957, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 117: 311). Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 81, Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 79-80, Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 512-513, and Lötters, Wagner, Bwong, Schick, Malonza, Muchai, Wasonga, and Veith, 2007, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Kakamega Forest: 13-14, provided accounts. Mercurio, 2011, Amph. Malawi: 121-122, provided an account for Malawi, discussed the putative records and suggested that existing records may be based on misidentifications. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 131–132, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Spawls, Wasonga, and Drewes, 2019, Amph. Kenya: 10, provided a range map for Kenya, photograph, and brief characterization. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 64–65, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.. Kako-Wanzalire, Mongo, Ilonga, Mapoli, Mbumba, Neema, Tungaluna, Itoka, and Bogaert, 2021, Tropicultura, 39 (1: 1709): 1–19, briefly discussed habitat preference in Tshopo and Nord-Kivu, northern Dem. Rep. Congo.

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