Afrixalus uluguruensis (Barbour and Loveridge, 1928)

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

Megalixalus uluguruensis Barbour and Loveridge, 1928, Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., 50: 231. Holotype: MCZ 13311, by original designation. Type locality: "Vituri, Uluguru Mountains, Tanganyika Territory [= Tanzania]".

Afrixalus ulugurensisGuibé, 1948, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 20: 500, by implication; Laurent and Combaz, 1950, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 43: 269-280.

English Names

Uluguru Banana Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 66).

Distribution

High altitude ponds in the Uluguru, Nguu, Mahenge, and Udzungwa mountains forests as well as, with some doubt, coastal Tanzania (see comment).

Comment

Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 144-145, provided an account. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 57–59, provided a brief account and map. Loader, Poynton, and Mariaux, 2004, Afr. Zool., 39: 71-76, provided a record for Mahenge Mountain in Tanzania and detailed the range. See comment under Afrixalus dorsimaculatus. Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 463. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Afrixalus sylvaticus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 282, in which they doubted the coastal records. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 192, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 172–173, provided a brief account and photograph. 

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