Phrynobatrachus parvulus (Boulenger, 1905)

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

Arthroleptis parvulus Boulenger, 1905, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 16: 109. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.6.93-95 (formerly 1904.5.2.97-99) and FMNH (1 specimen), according to A.G.C. Grandison IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 449. Type locality: "Bange Ngola", northeastern Loanda, Angola.

Arthroleptis schoutedeni De Witte, 1921, Rev. Zool. Afr., 9: 13. Syntypes: MRAC (5 specimens), by original designation. Type locality: "Lofoï (Katanga [Province])", Dem. Rep. Congo. Synonymy by Schmidt and Inger, 1959, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 56: 161.

Pararthroleptis schoutedeniAhl, 1925 "1923", Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1923: 104.

Phrynobatrachus (Pararthroleptis) schoutedeniLaurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 205.

Phrynobatrachus (Pararthroleptis) parvulusLaurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 206.

Phrynobatrachus ukingensis nyikae Loveridge, 1953, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 110: 380. Holotype: MCZ 27609, by original designation. Type locality: "from marshy ground on the Nyika Plateau about Nchenachena, at 7000 feet, Nyasaland [Malawi]". Synonymy with Phrynobatrachus ukingensis mababiensis by Poynton, 1964, Senckenb. Biol., 45: 195. Transferred to synonymy of Phrynobatrachus parvulus by Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 170.

Phrynobatrachus parvulusPoynton, 1982, S. Afr. J. Zool., 17: 71.

English Names

Dwarf Puddle Frog (Lambiris, 1990 "1989", Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 10: 126; Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 308; Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 287).

Loanda River Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 104).

Distribution

Mainly upland areas of Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, southeastern Dem. Rep. Congo, Malawi, and Tanzania; possibly in the eastern Caprivi Strip of Namibia.

Comment

Reviewed by Schmidt and Inger, 1959, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 56: 160-165. See Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 169-171, for account and discussion of previous confusion in the application of this name. Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 308-309, also provided an account. See comments under Phrynobatrachus mababiensis and Phrynobatrachus cryptotis. See Stewart and Wilson, 1966, Ann. Natal Mus., 18: 287-313, for account of Phrynobatrachus ukingensis nyikae. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 287-288, and Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 184-187, provided accounts. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99-172, summarized the literature. In species group B of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883-900. Mercurio, 2011, Amph. Malawi: 230, provided an account for Malawi.

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