Phrynobatrachus gutturosus (Chabanaud, 1921)

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

Arthroleptis gutturosus Chabanaud, 1921, Bull. Com. Études Hist. Scient. Afr. Occid. Franç., 1921: 452. Syntypes: MNHNP 1921.137-142, 1921.280-282, according to the original publication. Other authors list AMG (1 specimen, now PEM A1563 according to  Conradie, Branch, and Watson, 2015, Zootaxa, 3936: 50), MRAC (5 specimens), BMNH 1947.2.6.49. 50 (formerly 1927.2.19.1-2), 1947.2.6.51-75 (formerly 1921. 6. 16. 8-39), and MCZ 12836 (exchanged from BMNH according to Barbour and Loveridge, 1929, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 69: 225), according to A.G.C. Grandison in Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 446. Type locality: "Sanikolé", Liberia.

Phrynobatrachus (Pararthroleptis) gutturosusLaurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 207.

Phrynobatrachus gutturosusGuibé and Lamotte, 1958, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 30: 257. Schmidt and Inger, 1959, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 56: 151; Guibé and Lamotte, 1963, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 66: 620; Lamotte, 1967, Bull. Inst. Fondam. Afr. Noire, Ser. A, 29: 259.

English Names

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

Guttural Puddle Frog (Broadley, 1973, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 10: 23).

Distribution

Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Benin, Ghana, and Nigeria, possibly to Mali.

Comment

Material from Katanga, Dem. Rep. Congo, assigned to Phrynobatrachus gutturosus by various authors was assigned to Phrynobatrachus rungwensis by Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 163. Poynton and Haacke, 1993, Ann. Transvaal Mus., 36: 1-16, described a specimen from Angola that they regarded as intermediate between Phrynobatrachus gutturosus and Phrynobatrachus rungwensis. Malawi material allocated to Phrynobatrachus gutturosus by Poynton, 1964, Senckenb. Biol., 45: 210, and by Stewart, 1967, Amph. Malawi: 96, is Phrynobatrachus stewartae. See Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 38-39. Reviewed by Guibé and Lamotte, 1963, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 66: 601-627, and Schmidt and Inger, 1959, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 56: 151-154. Rödel, 2000, Herpetofauna W. Afr., 1: 161-164, provided an account. Nago, Grell, Sinsin, and Rödel, 2006, Salamandra, 42: 93-108, provided a record for Benin. Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 38-39, provided records for Nigeria.  Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99-17, summarized the literature. In species group B of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883-900, who noted an unnamed species confounded with this species.

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