Sclerophrys mauritanica

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Taxonavigation: Anura 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Anura

Familia: Bufonidae
Genus: Sclerophrys
Species: Sclerophrys mauritanica


Sclerophrys mauritanica (Schlegel, 1841: 143)

Type locality: " ... in den Umgebungen der Stadt Algier ... Sümpfen der Ebene Metidscha; ... Bona", Algeria.

Holotype: RMNH 2122.


  • Bufo pantherinus Tschudi, 1838
  • "Bufo" mauritanicus — Frost (et al.), 2006
  • Amietophrynus mauritanicus — Van Bocxlaer, Biju, Loader, and Bossuyt, 2009 [syn. Ohler​ & Dubois, 2016]


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Beukema, W.; Crochet, P.-A. 2014: Nomenclature, lectotype designation and type locality restriction for Amietophrynus mauritanicus (Schlegel, 1841) (Anura, Bufonidae). Zootaxa 3754 (4): 498–500. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3754.4.11 reference page 
  • Van Bocxlaer, I., S.D. Biju, S.P. Loader & F. Bossuyt. 2009: Toad radiation reveals into-India dispersal as a source of endemism in the Western Ghats-Sri Lanka biodiversity hotspot. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 9(e131): 1-10.


  • Frost, Darrel R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. Electronic Database accessible at [1]. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Sclerophrys mauritanica . Accessed on 10 Apr 2008.
  • World Conservation Monitoring Centre IUCN: Sclerophrys mauritanica (Least Concern)

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Berber Toad