Phrynobatrachus keniensis Barbour and Loveridge, 1928

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

Phrynobatrachus keniensis Barbour and Loveridge, 1928, Proc. New England Zool. Club, 10: 89. Holotype: MCZ 3479, by original designation. Type locality: "a marsh on the northeast slope of Mt. Kenya, Kenya Colony [= Kenya]".

English Names

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

Upland Puddle Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 281).


Upland meadows (below 3000 m) of Kenya (Mts. Kikuyu, Molo, Kinangop, and Kenya) and Mt. Meru, Tanzania.


Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 281-282, provided an account and Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 257-258, provided additional comments. 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.

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