Arthroleptides yakusini Channing, Moyer, and Howell, 2002

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Petropedetidae > Genus: Arthroleptides > Species: Arthroleptides yakusini

Arthroleptides yakusini Channing, Moyer, and Howell, 2002, Alytes, 20: 16. Holotype: AMNH 151342, by original designation. Type locality: "along the Njokomoni river, Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Tanzania, 07° 48′ 57″ S, 36° 51′ 15″ E".

Petropedetes yakusiniScott, 2005, Cladistics, 21: 533, by implication.

English Names

Southern Torrent Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 261).

Distribution

Along rocky streams in the Uluguru, Udzungwa, and Mahenge Mountains, Tanzania, 300–2800 m elevation.

Comment

See account by Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 260-263 (as Arthroleptides yakusini). Loader, Poynton, and Mariaux, 2004, Afr. Zool., 39: 71-76, provided a record for Mahenge Mountain in Tanzania and detailed the range. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Arthroleptides yakusini) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 468. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 271–272, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 272, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 232–233, provided a brief account and photograph. 

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