Ptychadena ansorgii (Boulenger, 1905)

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

Rana Ansorgii Boulenger, 1905, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 16: 107. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.29.48, by museum records. Type locality: "Between Benguella and Bihé", Angola.

Rana (Ptychadena) ansorgiiDe Witte, 1921, Rev. Zool. Afr., 9: 6; Parker, 1936, Novit. Zool., 40: 142; Dubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 233; by implication; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 56, by implication.

Ptychadena ansorgeiLaurent, 1954, Publ. Cult. Companhia Diamantes Angola, 23: 134 (15 of preprint); Laurent, 1954, Publ. Cult. Companhia Diamantes Angola, 23: 74; Schmidt and Inger, 1959, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 56: 61.

Ptychadena (Ptychadena) ansorgiiDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 316.

English Names

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

Ansorg's Ridged Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 321).

Distribution

Angola and Katanga Province (Dem. Rep. Congo), northern Zambia, and Malawi.

Comment

Discussed by Schmidt and Inger, 1959, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 56: 61- 65, and a brief characterization was provided by Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 152. See account by Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 321-322. Mercurio, 2011, Amph. Malawi: 253-254, provided an account for Malawi.

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