Bufo japonicus formosus

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Taxonavigation: Anura 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Anura

Familia: Bufonidae
Genus: Bufo
Species: Bufo japonicus
Subspecies: Bufo japonicus formosus


Bufo japonicus formosus Boulenger, 1883

Type locality: Yokohama, Japan.

Syntypes: BMNH (2 specimens), by original designation.


  • Bufo formosus Boulenger, 1883
  • Bufo vulgaris formosus — Okada, 1931
  • Bufo bufo formosus — Matsui, 1980
  • Bufo japonicus formosus — Matsui, 1984
  • Bufo (Bufo) japonicus formosus — Dubois and Bour, 2010


  • Boulenger, G.A. 1883: Description of a new species of Bufo from Japan. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1883: 139–140.
  • Okada, Y. 1931: The Tailless Batrachians of the Japanese Empire. Tokyo: Imperial Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Dubois, A. & R. Bour. 2010: The nomenclatural status of the nomina of amphibians and reptiles created by Garsault (1764), with a parsimonious solution to an old nomenclatural problem regarding the genus Bufo (Amphibia, Anura), comments on the taxonomy of this genus, and comments on some nomina created by Laurenti (1768). Zootaxa, 2447: 1–52.
  • Frost, Darrel R. 2018. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. Electronic Database accessible at http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Bufo japonicus formosus . Accessed on 10 Apr 2008.
  • World Conservation Monitoring Centre IUCN: Bufo japonicus formosus  (Least Concern)

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Japanese Toad
日本語: ニホンヒキガエル