Altiphrynoides osgoodi Loveridge, 1932

Osgood's Ethiopian toad



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Bufo osgoodi Loveridge, 1932; Spinophrynoides osgoodi (Loveridge, 1932)


Conservation Status


Last record: 2003

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Ethiopia (south central)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Loveridge, A. (1932). Eight new toads of the genus Bufo from East and Central Africa. Occasional Papers of the Boston Society of Natural History 8: 43-54.

Other references:

Andreone, Franco et al. (2022). Threatened and extinct amphibians and reptiles in Italian natural history collections are useful conservation tools. Acta Herpetologica 17(1): 45-58. doi:10.36253/a_h-12349

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. (2014). Altiphrynoides osgoodi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. (htp:// Downloaded on 07 July 2014.

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2020. Altiphrynoides osgoodi (amended version of 2014 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T54886A175788627. Accessed on 06 July 2022.

Müller, Hendrik. (2019). Description of the Tadpole of the Critically Endangered Ethiopian Toad Altiphrynoides osgoodi (Amphibia: Anura: Bufonidae). Journal of Herpetology 53(3): 218-223. [Abstract]


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