Sclerophrys turkanae (Tandy and Feener, 1985)

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

Bufo turkanae Tandy and Feener, 1985, in Schuchmann (ed.), Proc. Internatl. Symp Afr. Vert.: 572. Holotype: AMNH 76460, by original designation. Type locality: "Loiengalani, Lake Turkana, Kenya (2° 47′ N, 36° 45′ E), altitude 381 m".

Amietophrynus turkanaeFrost, 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 turkanae — Ohler and Dubois, 2016, PeerJ, 4(e1553): 9.

English Names

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

Turkana Toad (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 95).


Northeast-central Kenya around the shore of Lake Turkana.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Kenya

Endemic: Kenya


In the Bufo blanfordi group according to the original publication. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 95-96, provided an account. Spawls, Wasonga, and Drewes, 2019, Amph. Kenya: 11, provided a range map for Kenya, photograph, and brief characterization. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 66–67, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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