Amietia tenuoplicata (Pickersgill, 2007)

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

Rana tenuoplicata Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 75. Holotype: ZMB 66247, by original designation. Type locality: "Amani, Tanzania".

Rana viridireticulata Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 80. Holotype: ZMB 66248, by original designation. Type locality: "Dabaga, Tanzania". Synonymy by Channing, Dehling, Lötters, and Ernst, 2016, Zootaxa, 4155: 43. 

Amietia tenuoplicata — Frost, 2007, Amph. Spec. World, vers. 5.1. Assigned by implication of evidence provided in original publication; Channing, Dehling, Lötters, and Ernst, 2016, Zootaxa, 4155: 43.

Amietia viridireticulata — Frost, 2007, Amph. Spec. World, vers. 5.1. Assigned by implication of evidence provided in original publication.

English Names

Amani River Frog (Channing, Dehling, Lötters, and Ernst, 2016, Zootaxa, 4155: 43). 

Distribution

Uluguru, Ukaguru, Udzungwa, East Usambara, and West Usambara Mountains, the Southern Highlands and Kilombero Valley, Tanzania, and the Taita Hills of Kenya between 400–1700 m. 

Comment

 Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 323–324, provided information on comparative larval morphology and suggested that the species is found throughout the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 278–279, provided a brief account. See account and revision by Channing, Dehling, Lötters, and Ernst, 2016, Zootaxa, 4155: 43. Mercurio, 2011, Amph. Malawi: 283-285, provided an account for Malawi (as Amietia viridireticulata). Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 280–281, provided a brief account (as Amietia viridireticulata) and photograph. 

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