Phrynobatrachus petropedetoides Ahl, 1924

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

Phrynobatrachus petropedetoides Ahl, 1924, Zool. Anz., 61: 102. Syntypes: ZMB (12 specimens) and MCZ 17534–35 (on exchange from ZMB, according to Barbour and Loveridge, 1946, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 96: 170). Type locality: "Ruwenzori, 1800 m", Uganda.

English Names

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


Montane forests of eastern Dem. Rep. Congo, southwestern Uganda, and extreme western Tanzania.


See Laurent, 1972, Explor. Parc Natl. Virunga, Ser. 2, 22: 107-109, for discussion. Removed from the synonymy of Phrynobatrachus dendrobates by Laurent, 1972, Explor. Parc Natl. Virunga, Ser. 2, 22: 107, where it had been placed by Loveridge, 1936, Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 22: 97. See comment under Phrynobatrachus dendrobates. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99-172, summarized the literature. In species group A of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883-900.

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