Amietia inyangae (Poynton, 1966)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pyxicephalidae > Subfamily: Cacosterninae > Genus: Amietia > Species: Amietia inyangae

Rana johnstoni inyangae Poynton, 1966, Arnoldia, Zimbabwe, 2: 1-3. Holotype: NMB (formerly UM) 9863, by original designation. Type locality: "Inyangani Mountain, Inyanga dist., Rhodesia [= Zimbabwe], at about 7,500 feet".

Afrana inyangaeVisser and Channing, 1997, J. Afr. Zool., 111: 191-198. Elevation made without discussion.

Amietia inyangaeFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 367.

English Names

Inyanga River Frog (Lambiris, 1990 "1989", Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 10: 93; Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 260; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 402).

Distribution

Eastern highlands of Zimbabwe in Inyangani Mountain and in Chimanimani National Park, above 2000 m elevation; presumably to be found in adjacent Mozambique.

Comment

Prior to the revision of Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297, placed in the Section Strongylopus, subgenus Afrana of Rana of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 334. See accounts by Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 260-261, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 402-403. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Afrana inyangae) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 474. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 321, provided information on comparative larval morphology. See account and revision by Channing, Dehling, Lötters, and Ernst, 2016, Zootaxa, 4155: 33–34. 

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