Ptychadena subpunctata (Bocage, 1866)

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

Rana subpunctata Bocage, 1866, J. Sci. Math. Phys. Nat., Lisboa, 1: 54. Nomen nudum.

Rana subpunctata Bocage, 1866, J. Sci. Math. Phys. Nat., Lisboa, 1: 73. Holotype: MBL; lost, according to Perret, 1976, Arq. Mus. Bocage, Ser. 2, 6: 20. Type locality: "Duque de Bragança", Angola.

Rana (Ptychadena) katangae De Witte, 1921, Rev. Zool. Afr., 9: 3. Syntypes: MRAC (4 specimens), by original designation. Type locality: "Lofoï (Katanga)", Dem. Rep. Congo. Synonymy by Schmidt and Inger, 1959, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 56 (incorrectly attributing the synonymy to Loveridge, 1936, Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 22); Schmidt and Inger, 1959, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 56: 102.

Rana (Ptychadena) subpunctataDe Witte, 1921, Rev. Zool. Afr., 9: 6; Guibé and Lamotte, 1957, Bull. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, Ser. A, 19: 942; by implication; Schmidt and Inger, 1959, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 56: 102; Dubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 233, by implication; Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 316.

Rana chobiensis FitzSimons, 1932, Ann. Transvaal Mus., 15: 39. Syntypes: TMP (formerly Vernay-Lang Kalahari Expedition 998), by original designation. Type locality: "Kasane on the Chobe River", Botswana. Synonymy by Loveridge, 1953, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 110: 329; Schmidt and Inger, 1959, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 56: 102.

Ptychadena supunctataGuibé and Lamotte, 1957, Bull. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, Ser. A, 19: 942; Poynton, 1964, Ann. Natal Mus., 17: 127; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 56; by implication.

Ptychadena subpunctataLaurent, 1964, Publ. Cult. Companhia Diamantes Angola, 67: 132; Poynton, 1964, Ann. Natal Mus., 17: 127.

English Names

African Spotted Frog (Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 158).

Spot-bellied Ridged Frog (Broadley, 1973, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 10: 23).

Bocage's Grass Frog (Lambiris, 1990 "1989", Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 10: 110).

Bocage's Grassland Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 106).

Spotted Ridged Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 340).

Speckled-bellied Grass Frog (Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 322).

Distribution

Southeastern Dem. Rep. Congo, northern Botswana, Zambia, northeastern Namibia, northwestern Zimbabwe, and Angola.

Comment

Reviewed by Schmidt and Inger, 1959, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 56: 102-104, and Poynton, 1964, Ann. Natal Mus., 17: 127-128. See Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 143-144, Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 340-341, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 322-323, for accounts of southern populations. Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 136-137, also provided an account. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 315, provided information on comparative larval morphology.

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