Sclerophrys perreti (Schiøtz, 1963)

Perret’s toad



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Bufo perreti Schiøtz, 1963 (original combination); Amietophrynus perreti (Schiøtz, 1963)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1970

Rediscovered in 2013

IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable


More likely to have been relocated than rediscovered (Onadeko et al. 2014).



Idanre Hills,Ondo Province, Nigeria (southwestern)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Schiøtz, A. (1963). The amphibians of Nigeria. Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening 125: 1-92.


Other references:

Bogart JP (1968) Chromosome number difference in the amphibian genus Bufo: the Bufo regularis species group. Evolution 22: 42–45.

Channing A, Rödel M-O, Channing J (2012) Tadpoles of Africa – The biology and identification of all known tadpoles in sub-Saharan Africa. Frankfurt Contributions to Natural History, Vol. 55, Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt/M.

Frost DR, Grant T, Faivovich J, Bain RH, Haas A, Haddad CFB, de Sá RO, Channing A, Wilkinson M, Donnellan SC, Raxworthy JC, Campbell JA, Blotto BL, Moler P, Drewes RC, Nussbaum RA, Lynch JD, Green DM, Wheeler WC (2006) The amphibian tree of life. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 297: 1-370.

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2017. Sclerophrys perreti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T54732A97117736. Downloaded on 14 October 2017.

Martin RF (1972) Evidence from osteology. In: Blair WF (Ed.) Evolution in the genus Bufo. University of Texas Press, Austin & London, 37–70.

Nneji, Lotanna M. et al. (2019). Species Distribution Modelling predicts habitat suitability and reduction of suitable habitat under future climatic scenario for Sclerophrys perreti: A critically endangered Nigerian endemic toad. African Journal of Ecology. doi: [Abstract]

Onadeko, Abiodun et al. (2014). The rediscovery of Perret’s toad, Amietophrynus perreti (Schiøtz, 1963) after more than 40 years, with comments on the species’ phylogenetic placement and conservation status. Zoosystematics and Evolution 90(2): 113-119.

Stuart S, Hoffman M, Chanson J, Cox N, Berridge R, Ramani P, Young B (2008) Threatened amphibians of the World. Lynx Editions, Barcelona.

Tandy, M. and Keith, R. (1972). African Bufo, pp. 119-170. In: Blair, W. F. (ed.). Evolution in the genus Bufo. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press.


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