Amietophrynus maculatus

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Amietophrynus maculatus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Amietophrynus
Species: A. maculatus
Binomial name
Amietophrynus maculatus
Hallowell, 1855

Bufo maculatus

Amietophrynus maculatus — commonly known as Hallowell's toad, the flat-backed toad, and the striped toad — is an African member of Bufonidae, the true toad family.


Natural habitats of A. maculatus include subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, dry savanna, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, rivers, intermittent freshwater marshes, ponds, and canals and ditches. It is threatened by habitat loss.


A. maculatus is found in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Further work is required, but it is possible that its range also includes Burundi, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Rwanda, Sudan, and Togo.