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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.720.1.1

Revision of the genus Werneria Poche, 1903, including the descriptions of two new species from Cameroon and Gabon (Amphibia: Anura: Bufonidae)

MARK-OLIVER RÖDEL, ANDREAS SCHMITZ, OLIVIER S.G. PAUWELS, WOLFGANG BÖHME

Abstract


We review and summarize present knowledge of the western Central African toad genus Werneria, and describe two new species. Both new species seem to be more closely related to W. mertensiana, W. tandyi and W. preussi than to W. bambutensis. Werneria submontana nov. sp., from Mt. Kupe and the Bakossi Mts., Cameroon, is unique in having a wrinkled throat skin in adults and has a unique combination of other morphological and colour characters. Werneria iboundji nov. sp. is only known from its type locality, Mt. Iboundji, and represents the first record of this genus from Gabon. It is characterized by extensive webbing of the toes, slender, almost straight body shape, truncate snout, and colour.

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Amphibia, Anura, Bufonidae, Werneria bambutensis, Werneria iboundji nov. sp., Werneria mertensiana, Werneria preussi, Werneria submontana nov. sp., Werneria tandyi, Cameroon, Gabon, Africa

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