Kassina maculifer (Ahl, 1924)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Genus: Kassina > Species: Kassina maculifer

Megalixalus maculifer Ahl, 1924, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 11: 7. Holotype: ZMB, number not stated in the original publication. Type locality: "Ganda Ali, Annia Galla", Gallaland.

Megalixalus parkeri Scortecci, 1932, Atti Soc. Ital. Sci. Nat. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Milano, 71: 264–269. Syntypes: MSNM 673 (2 specimens); MSNM 673. 6 designated lectotype by Balletto, Cherchi, and Lanza, 1978, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 11: 231; now numbered MSNM Am 6  according to Blackburn and Scali, 2014, Herpetol. Monogr., 28: 30, who discussed the material. Type locality: "Garoe, Somalia". Synonymy by Largen, 1975, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 6: 4; and Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 238.

Afrixalus parkeriBalletto and Cherchi, 1971, Boll. Mus. Ist. Biol. Univ. Genova, 39: 56.

Kassina parkeriLargen, 1975, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 6: 4; Schiøtz, 1975, Treefrogs E. Afr.: 66.

Kassina (Kassina) parkeriDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 37.

Kassina maculiferSchiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 238.

English Names

Parker's Running Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 68).

Spotted Kassina (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 190).

Ahl's Kassina (Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 126).


Northern Somalia, southern and eastern Ethiopia, and northeastern Kenya.


Largen, 2001, Tropical Zool., 14: 353-354, commented on distribution and taxonomic confusion in previous literature. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 190-191, provided an account. See account, photograph, and map for Ethiopia by Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 126. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 237–238, provided an account. 

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