Phrynobatrachus fraterculus (Chabanaud, 1921)

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

Arthroleptis fraterculus Chabanaud, 1921, Bull. Com. Études Hist. Scient. Afr. Occid. Franç., 1921: 456. Syntypes: MNHNP 1921.153-157, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 45. Type locality: "Macenta", Guinea.

Cardioglossa decorata Barbour and Loveridge, 1927, Proc. New England Zool. Club, 10: 15. Holotype: MCZ 12032, by original designation. Type locality: "Bangah, Liberia". Synonymy by Guibé and Lamotte, 1963, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 66: 616.

Arthroleptis decorataParker, 1936, Zool. Meded., Leiden, 19: 92.

Arthroleptis liberiensisParker, 1936, Zool. Meded., Leiden, 19: 92.

Phrynobatrachus fraterculusLaurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 207. Guibé and Lamotte, 1958, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 30: 257.

Phrynobatrachus decoratusLaurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 208. Guibé and Lamotte, 1958, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 30: 257.

English Names

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

Distribution

Southern Guinea, Liberia, western Sierra Leone, and extreme western Ivory Coast.

Comment

Reviewed by Guibé and Lamotte, 1963, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 66: 601-627. Rödel and Bangoura, 2004, Tropical Zool., 17: 211-212, provided brief comments about specimens from Guinea. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99-172, summarized the literature. See comment under Phrynobatrachus maculiventris. In species group B of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883-900.

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