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Wolterstorffina parvipalmata
family: Bufonidae

© 2005 Dave Blackburn (1 of 1)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria

 

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From the Encyclopedia of Life account:

Morphology

The following is translated from the original description by Werner, 1898:

Differs from Nectophryne afra Peters, 1875 by the short, albeit significantly webbed fingers.

Snout truncated obliquely backward and downward, up in the middle with a longitudinal furrow, 1 1 / 3 eye diameter in length. Snout edge curved significantly, but not sharp, but rounded, almost bulging stepping forward. Nostrils very close to the tip of the snout. Loreal region (Z├╝gelgegend) is quite steeply sloped. Tympanum hidden. Interorbital space twice as wide as the upper eyelid.

First finger extending barely beyond the metacarpal joint of the second; webbing between the first and second fingers 1/2, otherwise only 1/4. Fingers 2-4 long, slender, flat, the ends do not expand, but the whole finger evenly surrounded with a border. Front and hind legs long, the latter slender, tibio-tarsal articulation reaching the back edge of the eye and the tarsometatarsal joint reaching the tip of the snout. The first through third digits webbed to the last phalanx, the fifth digit webbed to the penultimate phalanx, the fourth digit webbed to the third last phalanx. Two very faint metatarsal tubercles. Dorsum of head with some larger, temporal region with numerous small warts, as the top of the extremities; otherwise only rough. Underside of thighs granular. Brown above, yellowish below. Length 33 mm, 12 mm upper arm, forearm and hand to the tip of the fourth finger 16 mm.


Author: Zimkus, Breda
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