Sclerophrys latifrons (Boulenger, 1900)

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

Bufo latifrons Boulenger, 1900, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1900: 435. Syntypes: BMNH 1900.2.17.114-116, according to Grandison, 1985, In Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 51. Type locality: "Benito River", elsewhere in the original publication suggested to be "Benito River, north of the Gaboon River between 20 and 30 miles inland from the coast, Gaboon", Equatorial Guinea.

Bufo latifrons latifronsInger, 1968, Explor. Parc Natl. Garamba, Miss. H. de Saeger, 52: 31.

Bufo latifrons mayombensis Hulselmans, 1977, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 91: 521. Holotype: MRAC 101857, by original designation. Type locality: "Riv. Lubonga", Dem. Rep. Congo.

Amietophrynus latifronsFrost, 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 latifrons — Ohler and Dubois, 2016, PeerJ, 4(e1553): 9. 

English Names

High Tropical Forest Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 42).

Wide-headed Toad (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 70).

Distribution

Coastal tropical forests of Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Rep. Congo, and Dem. Rep. Congo in high tropical forest; presumably in Cabinda Enclave, Angola (see comment).

Comment

In the Bufo latifrons group of XXX. See comment under Bufo cristiglans and Bufo togoensis. Removed from the synonymy of Bufo regularis by Parker, 1936, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1936: 135-163, where it had been placed by Mocquard, 1902, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, 8: 417. Frétey and Blanc, 2002 "2001", Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 126: 380, reported this species from Gabon. Lasso, Rial, Castroviejo, and De la Riva, 2002, Graellsia, 58: 21-34, provided notes on ecological distribution in Equatorial Guinea. Baptista, Conradie, Vaz Pinto, and Branch, 2019, In Huntley, Russo, Lages, and Ferrand (eds.), Biodiversity in Angola: 258, doubted that this species will be found in Cabinda, Angola. Dewynter, Frétey, Jongsma, Bamba-Kaya, and Pauwels, 2018, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 18: 39, provided a brief account and photographs from the Monts Birougou area of Gabon. Dewynter and Frétey, 2019, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 27: 17, summarized the literature for Gabon and provided photographs (p. 52). Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 70–71, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. See brief account, range map, and photographs for Equatorial Guinea in Sánchez-Vialas, Calvo-Revuelta, Castroviejo-Fisher, and De la Riva, 2020, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 66: 137–230, who considered the Bioko I. record doubtful. 

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