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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Werneria
Poche, 1903

6 species; see table.


Stenoglossa Andersson, 1903

Werneria (smalltongue toads) is a genus of fairly small true toads found near fast-flowing steams in Middle and West Africa with the greatest species richness in the Western High Plateau of Cameroon.[1][2] They are generally dark brownish or blackish and have a snout–to-vent length between 3 and 5 cm (1.2–2.0 in).[1] The species generally have small distributions and are considered threatened.[1]


Binomial name and author[2] Common Name
Werneria bambutensis (Amiet, 1972) Bamboutos smalltongue toad
Werneria iboundji Rödel, Schmitz, Pauwels & Böhme, 2004
Werneria mertensiana Amiet, 1976 Mertens' smalltongue toad
Werneria preussi (Matschie, 1893) Buea smalltongue toad
Werneria submontana Rödel, Schmitz, Pauwels & Böhme, 2004
Werneria tandyi (Amiet, 1972) Tandy's smalltongue toad


  1. ^ a b c Mark-Oliver Rödel, Andreas Schmitz, Olivier S.G. Pauwels, & Wolfgang Böhme, 2004 Revision of the genus Werneria Poche, 1903, including the descriptions of two new species from Cameroon and Gabon (Amphibia: Anura: Bufonidae) Zootaxa 720: 1–28 [1]
  2. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2016). "Werneria Poche, 1903". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved July 7, 2016.

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