Afrixalus brachycnemis (Boulenger, 1896)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Genus: Afrixalus > Species: Afrixalus brachycnemis

Megalixalus brachycnemis Boulenger, 1896, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 17: 403. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.9.77-79, according to XXX. Type locality: "Chiradzulu, British Central Africa [= Malawi]". Synonymy by Pickersgill, 2005, Steenstrupia, 29: 19.

Megalixalus (Afrixalus) brachycnemis — Laurent, 1944, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 38: 113-114.

Afrixalus brachycnemis — Guibé, 1948, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 20: 501.

Afrixalus brachycnemis brachycnemis — Guibé, 1948, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 20: 500, by implication; Loveridge, 1953, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 110: 346.

Afrixalus stuhlmanni brachycnemis — Pickersgill, 2005, Steenstrupia, 29: 19.

English Names

Short-legged Spiny Reed Frog (Afrixalus brachycnemisPienaar, 1963, Koedoe, 6: 80; Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 132; Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 132).

Golden Leaf-folding Frog (Afrixalus brachycnemisPassmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 7; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 234).

Golden Spiny Reed Frog (Afrixalus brachycnemisPassmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 7; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 234; Lambiris, 1990 "1989", Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 10: 157).

Short-legged Banana Frog (Passmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 7; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 234).

Short-limbed Banana Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 70).

Lesser Banana Frog (Broadley, 1973, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 10: 23; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 234).

Malawi Banana Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 65).

Cat's Eye Reed Frog (Passmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 7).

Distribution

Malawi and north-central Mozambique through Tanzania to southern coastal Kenya. 

Comment

See Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 132-133, and Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 439-443 (as Afrixalus stuhlmanni brachycnemis) for accounts.  Mercurio, 2011, Amph. Malawi: 139-144, provided an account for Malawi.  Portik, Mulungu, Sequeira, and McEntee, 2013, Herpetol. Rev., 44: 395, provided records for Niassa and Zambézia provinces, Mozambique.  Ohler and Frétey, 2014, J. E. Afr. Nat. Hist., 103: 85, provided a brief discussion of a collection from northern Mozambique (as Afrixalus stuhlmanni brachcnemis).

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