Ptychadena aequiplicata (Werner, 1898)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ptychadenidae > Genus: Ptychadena > Species: Ptychadena aequiplicata

English Names

Victoria Grassland Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 105).


Southern Guinea, eastern Liberia, and southern Ivory Coast in rainforest south and east to western Central African Republic and extreme western Dem. Rep. Congo, in rainforest, possibly to the Cabinda Enclave, Angola (see comment).


See Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 343-344; Amiet, 1974, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 18: 110. Removed from the synonymy of Ptychadena longirostris, by Parker, 1936, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1936: 139, where it had been placed by Ahl, 1924, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 11: 1. Loveridge, 1929, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 151: 102, and Andersson, 1937, Ark. Zool., 29(16): 1-28, had suggested that Rana aequiplicata was a race of Rana oxyrhynchus. De la Riva, 1994, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 8: 134, provided a record for Equatorial Guinea. Frétey and Blanc, 2001, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 126: 385, reported this species from Gabon. Lasso, Rial, Castroviejo, and De la Riva, 2002, Graellsia, 58: 21-34, provided notes on ecological distribution in Equatorial Guinea. Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 23, provided records for Nigeria. Baptista, Conradie, Vaz Pinto, and Branch, 2019, In Huntley, Russo, Lages, and Ferrand (eds.), Biodiversity in Angola: 255, noted specimens in the AMNH within 50 km of the Cabinda, Angola, border although the identification of these specimens requires confirmation. Nagy, Kusamba, Collet, and Gvoždík, 2013, Herpetol. Notes, 6:  413–419, provided a record (as Ptychadena cf. aequiplicata) from Bas-Congo, southwestern Dem. Rep. Congo.  

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