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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Altiphrynoides
Dubois, 1987
Species: See text

Altiphrynoides is a genus of toads. They are commonly called Ethiopian toads. They only live in the highlands of south-central Ethiopia in the Arussi, Bale, and Sidamo provinces. Both species are threatened by habitat loss. They used to be included in Nectophrynoides. Now they are separate because they lay eggs, while Nectophrynoides give birth to fully developed young.


Binomial Name and Author Common name
Altiphrynoides malcolmi (Grandison, 1978) Malcolm's Ethiopia Toad
Altiphrynoides osgoodi (Loveridge, 1932) Osgood's Ethiopian Toad
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