Phrynobatrachus kinangopensis Angel, 1924

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

Phrynobatrachus kinangopensis Angel, 1924, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, 30: 131. Holotype: MNHNP 1924.16, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 46. Type locality: "Prairies alpines du Mont Kinangop (altitude 3,100 m)", Aberdare Mountains, Kenya.

English Names

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

Kinangop Puddle Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 282).


Montane grassland in the Kenya highland at ca. 3000 m elevation.


Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 282-283, 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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