Ptychadena longirostris (Peters, 1870)

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

Rana longirostris Peters, 1870, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1870: 646. Holotype: ZMB 6914 according to Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 50. Type locality: "Keta (Guinea)", Ghana.

Rana leonensis Boulenger, 1917, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 8, 19: 407. Holotype: BMNH, by original designation; now numbered BM 1947.2.2.35, by museum records. Type locality: "Bibianaka, Sierra Leone". Synonymy by Guibé and Lamotte, 1954, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 26: 321.

Rana guerzea Chabanaud, 1920, Bull. Com. Études Hist. Scient. Afr. Occid. Franç., 1920: 493. Syntypes: MNHNP 20.148-153, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 43. Chabanaud, 1921, Bull. Com. Études Hist. Scient. Afr. Occid. Franç., 1921: 451, designated lectotype one male (unnumbered) from "N'Zébéla". Type localities: "Guinee Française: N'Zébéla, . . . ; N'Zérékoré". Restricted to "N'Zébéla", Guinée Française, by lectotype designation. Synonymy by Guibé and Lamotte, 1954, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 26: 321.

Rana (Ptychadena) guerzeaChabanaud, 1921, Bull. Com. Études Hist. Scient. Afr. Occid. Franç., 1921: 451.

Rana (Ptychadena) longirostrisDe Witte, 1921, Rev. Zool. Afr., 9: 6. Guibé and Lamotte, 1954, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 26: 318.

Rana (Ptychadena) leonnensisDe Witte, 1921, Rev. Zool. Afr., 9: 6 (misspelling).

Rana (Ptychadena) leonensisGuibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 43. Dubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 233; by implication.

Ptychadena longirostrisLaurent, 1956, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 53: 231. Guibé and Lamotte, 1957, Bull. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, Ser. A, 19: 942; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 56; by implication.

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Sierra Leone to Ghana and Nigeria.

Comment

See Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 23, and Perret, 1981, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 104: 56 (comparison with Ptychadena schubotzi). Rödel, 2000, Herpetofauna W. Afr., 1: 110-114, provided an account and noted several misidentifications in the literature. Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 23, provided records for Nigeria. Emms, Jambang, Bah, Mankali, Rödel, and Barnett, 2005, Herpetol. Bull., London, 94: 6-16, provided records for Gambia. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 307–308, provided information on comparative larval morphology.

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