Wolterstorffina parvipalmata (Werner, 1898)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Wolterstorffina > Species: Wolterstorffina parvipalmata

Nectophryne parvipalmata Werner, 1898, Verh. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien, 48: 201. Holotype: ZMB according to Roux, 1906, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1906: 61. Type locality: "Kamerun?".

Wolterstorffina parvipalmataMertens, 1939, Abh. Ber. Mus. Nat. Heimatkd. Magdeburg, 7: 123.

English Names

Cameroon Wolterstorff Toads (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 46).

Montane Forest Tree Toad (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 94).


Eastern Nigeria on the Obudu Plateau and on the western and southern slopes of the Cameroon Range (including Mount Cameroon) and Yaoundé Hills in Cameroon; Bioko I., Equatorial Guinea.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria


Discussed by Perret, 1972, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 11: 93-119. Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 22-23, provided records for Nigeria. 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: 207. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 164–165, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 94–95, 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.

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