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The BATES\' TREE TOAD ( Nectophryne batesii) is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae
Bufonidae
. It is recorded in an area running from southern Cameroon
Cameroon
to southwestern Gabon
Gabon
through southwestern Central African Republic to northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
; it presumably occurs in Equatorial Guinea and Congo, and perhaps in Nigeria, but has not yet been recorded there. Its common and specific names commemorate George Latimer Bates (1863–1940), an American naturalist who traveled in West Africa.

Its natural habitat is tropical moist lowland forests . It requires tall forest and is not found in heavily degraded habitats. They are terrestrial during the day, but move up in the vegetation at night. They breed in tree cavities containing water. It can be locally threatened by habitat loss .

REFERENCES

* ^ A B C D IUCN
IUCN
SSC Amphibian
Amphibian
Specialist Group (2013). " Nectophryne batesii". IUCN Red List
IUCN Red List
of Threatened Species . IUCN
IUCN
. 2013: e.T54836A18366349. doi :10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T54836A18366349.en . * ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2015). " Nectophryne batesii Boulenger, 1913". Amphibian
Amphibian
Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 17 October 2015. * ^ Zimkus, B. " Nectophryne batesii Boulenger, 1913". African Amphibians. Retrieved 17 October 2015. * ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2013). The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians. Pelagic Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907807-44-2 .

TAXON IDENTIFIERS

* Wd : Q2236780 * ADW : Nectophryne_batesii * EoL : 331409 * GBIF : 2422855 *