Phrynobatrachus alleni Parker, 1936

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Phrynobatrachidae > Genus: Phrynobatrachus > Species: Phrynobatrachus alleni

Phrynobatrachus alleni Parker, 1936, Zool. Meded., Leiden, 19: 91. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.4.33 (formerly 1929.6.1.2), according to Grandison, 1985, In Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 443. Type locality: "Firestone Plantation, Du River, Liberia".

Phrynobatrachus (Phrynobatrachus) alleniLaurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 201.

English Names

Allen's River Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 103).


Sierra Leone, southern Guinea, Liberia, southern Ivory Coast, southern Ghana, and Nigeria, presumably in the intervening areas of Togo and Benin.


See account by Guibé and Lamotte, 1963, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 66: 601–627. Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 42, provided records for Nigeria. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99–172, summarized the literature. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 627–628. In species group C of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883–900.

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