Werneria bambutensis (Amiet, 1972)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Werneria > Species: Werneria bambutensis

Bufo bambutensis Amiet, 1972, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 11: 132. Holotype: JAL 71.026, by original designation; now MHNG 1253.92 according to Grandison, 1985, In Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 77; and Schätti, Perret, and Mariaux, 2002, Cat. Comm. Types Amph. Rept. Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve, Vers. 4.0 (Jan. 2002): 6. Type locality: "Mts Bamboutos, env. 2.600 m", Cameroon.

Werneria bambutensisAmiet, 1976, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 90: 36; Grandison, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 187-215.

English Names

Bamboutos Smalltongue Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 46).

Bambuto Torrent Toad (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 98).

Distribution

Cameroon highlands from Mount Manengouba to Mount Okou, in grassland and forest along fast-moving streams, rarely occurring below 1750–2600 m elevation

Comment

Graybeal and Cannatella, 1995, Herpetologica, 51: 122, presented evidence supporting the monophyly of this taxon. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 205. Hirschfeld, Barej, Loader, and Rödel, 2012, Zootaxa, 3172: 65-68. reported on larval morphology. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 161–162, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 98–99, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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