Phrynobatrachus calcaratus (Peters, 1863)

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

Hemimantis calcaratus Peters, 1863, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1863: 451. Syntypes: ZMB 4923 and 52358, according to Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 49. Type locality: "Boutry", Ghana. Placed on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology by Opinion 1921, Anonymous, 1999, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 56: 96-100.

Arthroleptis calcarataPeters, 1875, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1875: 210. .

Arthroleptis calcaratusBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 118.

Hyperolius (Arthroleptis) calcaratusKnauer, 1878, Naturgesch. Lurche: 111.

Pseudarthroleptis calcaratusDeckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 158.

Phrynobatrachus (Pararthroleptis) calcaratusLaurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 206.

Phrynobatrachus calcaratusGuibé and Lamotte, 1958, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 53: 257. Guibé and Lamotte, 1963, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 66: 601-627

English Names

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

Peters' Puddle Frog (Jacobsen, 2009, Afr. Herp News, 47: 5).

Distribution

Senegal and Guinea to Nigeria through Cameroon to east-central Central African Republic; Bioko I.

Comment

Reviewed by Guibé and Lamotte, 1963, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 66: 601-627; and Perret, 1988, Arch. Sci., Genève, 41: 277-279. Rödel, 2000, Herpetofauna W. Afr., 1: 176-180, provided an account. Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 46-47, provided records for Nigeria. Emms, Jambang, Bah, Mankali, Rödel, and Barnett, 2005, Herpetol. Bull., London, 94: 6-16, provided a record for this or a very similar species from Gambia. Pauwels and Rödel, 2007, Herpetozoa, Wien, 19: 135-148, did not note this species as occurring in Gabon. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99-172, summarized the literature. Hillers, Boateng, Segniagbeto, Agyei, and Rödel, 2009, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 85: 127-141, suggested that the name of this taxon covers a species complex. Jacobsen, 2009, Afr. Herp News, 47: 2-20, reported this species from east-north-central Central African Republic. In species group B of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883-900, who noted this nominal species is a complex. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 275–276, provided information on comparative larval morphology.

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