Sclerophrys reesi (Poynton, 1977)

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

Bufo reesi Poynton, 1977, Ann. Natal Mus., 23: 37. Holotype: BMNH 1969.1520, by original designation. Type locality: "Merera, Tanzania, 36° 02′ E 8° 33′ S, .... Kihanzi-Kilombero floodplain, at an altitude between 200 and 500 m".

Amietophrynus reesiFrost, 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 reesi — Ohler and Dubois, 2016, PeerJ, 4(e1553): 9.

English Names

Merera Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 43).

Rees' Toad (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 89).


Kihanzi-Kilombero floodplain, Mahenge District, southern Tanzania, 200–500 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Tanzania

Endemic: Tanzania


Most closely resembling Bufo fuliginatus according to the original publication. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 89-90, provided an account. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 112–113, provided a brief account. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 66–67, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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