is a genus of toads
in the family Bufonidae
. It is monotypic, containing only the species Brongersma's toad
), also known as Tiznit toad
. It is found in Algeria, Morocco, and Western Sahara.
It is a small toad, up to about 5 cm (2 in) in snout–to–vent
The Brongersma's toad was initially placed in the genus Bufo
and then Pseudepidalea
(a synonym of Bufotes
), but in 2013 it was moved to its own genus Barbarophryne
The natural habitats
of Barbarophryne brongersmai
are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland
, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, intermittent rivers
, intermittent freshwater marshes
, rocky areas, hot deserts
, arable land
, and canals
and ditches. Its habitat is primarily semi-arid sparsely vegetated areas, and it is also thought to be adapted to some disturbed areas. It is threatened by habitat loss
- ^ Salvador, A.; Donaire-Barroso, D.; El Mouden, E.H.; Slimani, T.; Geniez, P.; Mateo, J. (2006). "Barbarophryne brongersmai". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2006: e.T54594A11158438. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T54594A11158438.en. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
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