Sclerophrys villiersi (Angel, 1940)

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

English Names

Villiers' Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 44).


Mount Manengouba, Bamilek Plateau, Bambouto Mountains, and Adamawa Plateau, western Cameroon, 1200-2500 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cameroon

Endemic: Cameroon


Discussed by Perret, 1972, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 84: 130-139, who distinguished it from Bufo funereus and Bufo regularis. Tentatively referred to the Bufo funereus complex by Tandy and Keith, 1972, in Blair (ed.), Evol. Genus Bufo: 158, and at one time synonymized with Bufo regularis by Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 320. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Bufo villiersi) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 193. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 138–139, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 62–63, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. See comment under Sclerophrys djohongensis, a likely synonym. 

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