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Mertensophryne taitana 

Linguistics
Actual scientific name :   Mertensophryne taitana 
     
Old scientific name :   Bufo taitanus 
     
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English name :   Black-chested Dwarf Toad; Taita Toad
     
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Habitat :   Sandy habitats in woodlands, savannas or grasslands. 
     
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Diet :   Insects. 
     
Life history :   Breed in puddles or streams. The tadpoles metamorphose in only 13 days. 
     
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This database was established according to official pieces of work and with the help of famous scientists. However, there might be some errors.

The vernacular names were collected in the field and in the colonial literature from the first part of the 20th century. The monks who established the first dictionaries were not necessarily informed naturalists. Therefore, errors must have been committed.

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