About this object

Grey-green or brownish-yellow to deep brown above, all but vary pale individuals and adult males have a distinct Y or X-shaped mark on the head and shoulders, a continuous dark band on the sides and occasionally a dark chevron at the posterior of the back. Dirty white or yellowish underneath occasionally marked with grey, brown or purple spots and blotches. Length of males to 52 mm, females to 62 mm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Spinophrynoides osgoodi (Loveridge, 1932)
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Osgood's Ethiopian Toad
  • Collector
    Harenna Forest Expedition
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Africa: Eastern Africa: Ethiopia: Bale: River Shawe
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Obtained from Dr Malcolm J. Largen, 1986
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    Collection Number: 135
Object view = Natural Science
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