Altiphrynoides

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Altiphrynoides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Altiphrynoides
Dubois, 1987
Species: See text

Altiphrynoides is a genus of toads. They are commonly called Ethiopian toads. They only live in the highlands of south-central Ethiopia in the Arussi, Bale, and Sidamo provinces. Both species are threatened by habitat loss.[1] They used to be included in Nectophrynoides. Now they are separate because they lay eggs, while Nectophrynoides give birth to fully developed young.

Species[change | change source]

Binomial Name and Author Common name
Altiphrynoides malcolmi (Grandison, 1978) Malcolm's Ethiopia Toad
Altiphrynoides osgoodi (Loveridge, 1932) Osgood's Ethiopian Toad

References[change | change source]

  1. Stuart et al., eds. (2008). Threatened Amphibians of the World. IUCN. Pp. 156 and 204. ISBN 978-84-96553-41-5