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Callulina dawida.jpg
Taita warty frog (Callulina dawida)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Brevicipitidae
Genus: Callulina
Nieden, 1911
Type species
Callulina kreffti
Nieden, 1911 "1910"

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Callulina (commonly known as the warty frogs) is a small genus of frogs in the family Brevicipitidae with nine members in Tanzania and Kenya. Originally Callulina was thought to be monotypic and widely distributed through Eastern Arc Mountains in Tanzania and in southern Kenya. However, within the last decade eight new species has been identified,[1] the majority of which are considered critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).[2]


Amphibian Species of the World lists nine Callulina species, most of which has been discovered within the last decade.[1]


  1. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2016). "Callulina Nieden, 1911". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  2. ^ IUCN (2014). "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>". Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Loader, S. P.; Measey, G. J.; de Sá, R. O.; Malonza, P. K. (2009). "A new brevicipitid species (Brevicipitidae: Callulina) from the fragmented forests of the Taita Hills, Kenya". Zootaxa. 2123: 55–68. 
  4. ^ a b Loader, S. P.; Gower, D. J.; Müller, H.; Menegon, M. (2010). "Two new species of Callulina (Amphibia: Anura: Brevicipitidae) from the Nguru Mountains, Tanzania". Zootaxa. 2694: 26–42. 
  5. ^ de Sá, R. O.; Loader, S. P.; Channing, A. (2004). "A new species of Callulina (Anura: Microhylidae) from the West Usambara Mountains, Tanzania". Journal of Herpetology. 38 (2): 219–224. doi:10.1670/209-03A. 
  6. ^ a b c Loader, S. P.; Gower, D. J.; Ngalason, W.; Menegon, M. (2010). "Three new species of Callulina (Amphibia: Anura: Brevicipitidae) highlight local endemism and conservation plight of Africa's Eastern Arc forests". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 160 (3): 496–514. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2010.00652.x. 
  7. ^ Menegon, M.; Gower, D. J.; Loader, S. P. (2011). "A remarkable new species of Callulina (Amphibia: Anura: Brevicipitidae) with massive, boldly coloured limb glands". Zootaxa. 3095: 15–26.