Phrynobatrachus graueri (Nieden, 1911)

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

Arthroleptis graueri Nieden, 1911 "1910", Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1910: 441. Holotype: ZMB 21782, according to A.G.C. Grandison IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 446. Type locality: "Rugegewald" (= Rugege Forest), Lake Region of Central Africa.

Phrynobatrachus graueriNieden, 1912 "1911", Wissenschaft. Ergebn. Deutschen Zentral Afr. Exped., 4: 174. Noble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 335; Deckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 131.

Hylarthroleptis graueriAhl, 1925 "1923", Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1923: 103.

Phrynobatrachus (Phrynobatrachus) graueriLaurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 202.

English Names

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

Grauer's Puddle Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 278).

Distribution

Damp leaf litter near streams in Rwanda, eastern Dem. Rep. Congo, and Uganda, to western Kenya.

Comment

See De Witte, 1941, Explor. Parc Natl. Albert, Miss. G.F. de Witte (1933–1935), 33: 81-84, for synonymy and review. Very similar to Phrynobatrachus bequaerti, according to Drewes and Vindum, 1994, J. Afr. Zool., 108: 63. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 278-279, provided an account. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99-17, summarized the literature. In species group C of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883-900.

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