IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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These toads have a brown or reddish brown dorsal surface with bold yellow reticulations. The dorsum also has low, rounded non-spinose tubercles. The dorsum of the head is uniformly brown, with a cream-colored chin and lower lip. The upper lip is not flange-like. The venter is dull gray and tuberculate. The limbs are banded, the antebrachium, thigh, crus and pes each with two bands. The adult cranial crests are low. An anterorbital notch is present at the junction of the supraorbital and canthal crests. The tympanum is large and the parotoid glands are very large, and placed diagonally behind the head casque. The juvenile pattern is very different from the adult pattern, with the dorsum either vivid green or reddish brown, with three prominent pairs of blotches and a black interocular triangle. The adult size is large, averaging 163 mm in females and 128 mm in males (Ruiz 1987; Schwartz and Henderson 1985; Schwartz and Henderson 1985 1991)

Synonyms- Peltaphryne peltocephala (Tschudi, 1835) Etymology- From the Greek pelte = shield, cephalus = head Related species- B. fustiger, B. taladai

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