Bates' tree toad
Bates' tree toad (
Nectophryne batesii) is a species of toad in the
family Bufonidae. It is recorded in an area running from
Cameroon to southwestern
Gabon through southwestern Central
African Republic to northeastern 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.
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