Sclerophrys pentoni (Anderson, 1893)

Ayoro, Halamoussa Joëlle, Segniagbeto, Gabriel Hoinsoudé, Hema, Emmanuel Midibahaye, Penner, Johannes, Oueda, Adama, Dubois, Alain, Rödel, Mark-Oliver, Kabré, Gustave Boureima & Ohler, Annemarie, 2020, List of amphibian species (Vertebrata, Tetrapoda) of Burkina Faso, Zoosystema 42 (28), pp. 547-582: 555

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Sclerophrys pentoni (Anderson, 1893)


Sclerophrys pentoni (Anderson, 1893)  

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COLLECTION MATERIAL. — Burkina Faso   20♀ ( SVL 56.6-66.2 mm); Bougouriba province , Diébougou; 10.98411°N, – 3.25603°W; 300 m a.s.l.; 3.VI.1976; NA leg.; MHNG 1537.14 View Materials - 33 View Materials GoogleMaps   .

FIELD MATERIAL. — Burkina Faso   5 ♂ ( SVL 48.1-56.6 mm); Arly National Park , near the flood plain; 11.57853°N, 1.46001°E; 260 m a.s.l.; 16. VI.2018; H. J. Ayoro leg.; around a small water body on a trail; hand capture GoogleMaps   6 ♂ ( SVL 58.2-64.8 mm), 1 ♀ ( SVL 73.2 mm); W National Park, 50 m of the back of the Kabougou forest post office; 11.95738°N, 2.01381°E; 290 m a.s.l.; 20. VI.2018; same collector as for preceding; in a small water body on a trail; hand capture GoogleMaps   1 subadult ( SVL 37.8 mm); Comoé-Léraba Forest , 50 m of the forest; 9.93240°N, – 4.60655°W; 220 m a.s.l.; 5.VIII.2018; H. J. Ayoro & A. Ohler leg.; on the edge of a maize field; hand capture GoogleMaps   1 subadult ( SVL 29.3 mm); Yakouta , downstream from Yakouta dam; 14.07451°N, – 0.14290°W; 280 m a.s.l.; 26.VIII.2018; H. J. Ayoro leg.; near a sand heap; hand capture GoogleMaps   6♂ ( SVL 56- 761.8 mm), 1 ♀ ( SVL 66.1 mm), 1 subadult ( SVL 36.4 mm); Koti ; 23.VIII.2018; same collector as for preceding; near a pond in bush; hand capture   1 individual; Pabré ; “Hotel Repère”; 12.51152°N, – 1.59116°W; 300 m a.s.l.; 11.VII.2017; H. J. Ayoro & A. Ohler leg.; in a swimming pool; field direct observation GoogleMaps   .

LITERATURE REPORTS. — Burkina Faso • Passoré province, Samba ; 12.70143°N, – 2.40389°W; 300 m a.s.l.; 18.VIII.1961 ( SchiØtz 1967) GoogleMaps   Yako; 12.96740°N, – 2.26151°W; 330 m a.s.l.; ( SchiØtz 1967; Böhme et al. 1996) GoogleMaps   Gourma province, Fada N’gourma ; 12.06051°N, 0.34913°E; 300 m a.s.l. (Mohneke 2011; Mohneke et al. 2011) GoogleMaps   Ganzourgou province , Zorgho; 12.2483°N, – 0.6278°W; 300 m a.s.l.; I-III.2008 (Mohneke 2011; Mohneke et al. 2011) GoogleMaps   .

DESCRIPTION. — 42 specimens examined. Toad with a broad and round head, a very short snout, and very well delimited, broad parotid glands, especially in females. Limbs relatively shorter than in S. maculata   and S. regularis   . Presence of projecting round granules in the dorsal part in all specimens. Dominant colour brownish to dark beige. Dorsal glands or granules reddish ( Fig. 3F View FIG ). The back of the twenty females from MHNG very dark brown or black in alcohol. The venter whitish with a light brown throat.

HABITAT. — Sclerophrys pentoni   was found in many savannah and Sahelian habitats in Burkina Faso ( Fig. 2 View FIG ). We collected it in protected areas (Arly National Park, W National Park) and in disturbed zones (near a maize field in Comoé-Léraba and near a farmbush in Koti). It was also found in neighbouring countries, namely Benin ( Nago et al. 2006) and Togo ( Segniagbeto et al. 2007). Beside, the species was reported from the Sahel and Sahelian savannah of western and eastern parts of Africa ( Padial & De La Riva 2004; Padial et al. 2013; Portik & Papenfuss 2015; Sow et al. 2017).


Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute