Pelodytes caucasicus Boulenger, 1896

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pelodytidae > Genus: Pelodytes > Species: Pelodytes caucasicus

Pelodytes caucasicus Boulenger, 1896, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 17: 406. Holotype: BMNH, by original designation; 1947..2.25.65 by museum records. Type locality: "Mount Lomis, Caucasus, 7000 feet", near Bakuriani, Georgia.

Pelodytopsis caucasicaNikolskii, 1896, Annu. Mus. Zool. Acad. Imp. Sci. St. Petersbourg, 1: 138.

Pelodytes punctatus caucasicusTerentjev, 1949, Nauchnyi Biull. Leningrad. Univ., 23: 34.

English Names

Caucasus Parsley Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 96; Tarkhnishvili and Gokhelashvili, 1999, Adv. Amph. Res. Former Soviet Union, 4: v).

Caucasian Parsley Frog (Stumpel-Rienks, 1992, Ergänzungsband Handbuch Rept. Amph. Eur., Trivialnamen der Herpetofauna Eur.: 53; Kuzmin, 1997, in Gasc et al. (eds.), Atlas Amph. Rept. Eur.: 115; Kuzmin, 1999, Amph. Former Soviet Union: 225).


Northwestern Caucasus and western Transcaucasia of extreme northern Azerbaijan, Russia and Georgia, and adjacent Turkey; possibly in extreme western Armenia.


See accounts by Başoğlu and Özeti, 1973, Türkiye Amphibileri: 82-84, Golubev, 1980, Vestn. Zool., Kiev, 1980: 52-55; and Kuzmin, 1999, Amph. Former Soviet Union: 225-230. Kuzmin, 1997, in Gasc et al. (eds.), Atlas Amph. Rept. Eur.: 114-115, discussed relevant literature and distribution. Özeti and Yilmaz, 1994, Türkiye Amfibileri: 120-123, provided an account for Turkish populations. Beşir and Gül, 2019, Herpetol. Notes, 12: 45–51, provided a dot map for Rize Province, northeastern Turkey. 

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