Phlyctimantis verrucosus (Boulenger, 1912)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Genus: Phlyctimantis > Species: Phlyctimantis verrucosus

Hylambates verrucosus Boulenger, 1912, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 8, 10: 141. Holotype: noted only as BMNH; BMNH 1947.2.10.3 by museum records. Type locality: "Mabire Forest, Chagwe, Uganda".

Phlyctimantis verrucosusLaurent and Combaz, 1950, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 43: 274.

Kassina (Phlyctimantis) verrucosaDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 38.

English Names

Warty Striped Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 70).

Congo Wot-wot (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 213).

Warty Stripe-legged Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 213 [alternative name]).

Distribution

Southwestern Uganda west and northern Rwanda to central and eastern Dem. Rep. Congo in forest.

Comment

Laurent, 1972, Explor. Parc Natl. Virunga, Ser. 2, 22: 54, and Schiøtz, 1975, Treefrogs E. Afr.: 68, noted the possibility that Phlyctimantis verrucosus, and Phlyctimantis leonardi (including Phlyctimantis boulengeri) might represent parts of a single cline. Laurent, 1976, Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Cent., Tervuren, Ser. Octavo, Sci. Zool., 213: 25, believed they are distinct species, as did Drewes, 1984, Occas. Pap. California Acad. Sci., 139: 1-70. Laurent, 1976, Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Cent., Tervuren, Ser. Octavo, Sci. Zool., 213: 23-29, provided and account. See accounts by. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 320–321, Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 213-214. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 247–248, provided information on comparative larval morphology.

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