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Mertensophryne micranotis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Mertensophryne
Tihen, 1960

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Mertensophryne, the snouted frogs, is a genus of true toads native to Eastern and southern Democratic Republic of Congo to Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, southeastern Zimbabwe and adjacent Mozambique. Mertensophryne consists of species previously allocated to the genera Stephopaedes and Bufo, with just one species, Mertensophryne micranotis, occurring in the genus originally. There are 14 species.


Binomial Name and Author Common Name
Mertensophryne anotis (Boulenger, 1907) Mashonaland Toad
Mertensophryne howelli (Poynton and Clarke, 1999) Mrora Forest Toad
Mertensophryne lindneri (Mertens, 1955) Dar es Salaam Toad
Mertensophryne lonnbergi (Andersson, 1911) Lonberg's Toad
Mertensophryne loveridgei (Poynton, 1991) Mahenge Toad
Mertensophryne melanopleura (Schmidt and Inger, 1959) Kankunde Toad
Mertensophryne micranotis (Loveridge, 1925) Loveridges Snouted Toad
Mertensophryne mocquardi (Angel, 1924) Mocquards Toad
Mertensophryne nairobiensis (Loveridge, 1932) Nairobi Toad
Mertensophryne nyikae (Loveridge, 1953) Nyika Dwarf Toad
Mertensophryne schmidti Grandison, 1972 Schmidt's Snouted Frog
Mertensophryne taitana (Peters, 1878) Black-chested Dwarf Toad
Mertensophryne usambarae (Poynton and Clarke, 1999) Usambara Forest Toad
Mertensophryne uzunguensis (Loveridge, 1932) Uzungwe Toad


  • Darrel R. Frost, Taran Grant, Julia´ N Faivovich, Raoul H. Bain, Alexander Haas, Ce´ Lio F.B. Haddad, Rafael O. De Sa´ , Alan Channing, Mark Wilkinson, Stephen C. Donnellan, Christopher J. Raxworthy, Jonathan A. Campbell, Boris L. Blotto, Paul Moler, Robert C. Drewes, Ronald A. Nussbaum, John D. Lynch, David M. Green, And Ward C. Wheeler, 2006, The Amphibian Tree of Life. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 297: 206 [1]

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