Strongylopus merumontanus (Lönnberg, 1910)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pyxicephalidae > Subfamily: Cacosterninae > Genus: Strongylopus > Species: Strongylopus merumontanus

Rana merumontana Lönnberg, 1910, in Sjöstedt (ed.), Wissenschaft. Ergebn. Schwed. Zool. Exped. Kilimandjaro, 1(4): 21. Holotype: Deposition not stated, although presumably in NHRM or, less likely ZIUS. Type locality: "Meru mountain 3,000 m. above the sea", Tanzania.

Rana (Ptychadena) merumontanaDe Witte, 1921, Rev. Zool. Afr., 9: 7.

Rana fasciata merumontanaBarbour and Loveridge, 1928, Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., 50: 197.

Stronglylopus merumontanusChanning and Davenport, 2002, Afr. J. Herpetol., 51: 140.

English Names

Mt. Meru Stream Frog (Stronglylopus merumontanus: Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 326).

Distribution

High elevations of Mount Meru in northern Tanzania at ca. 3000 m, and the Nyika Plateau and Shire Highlands in Malawi.

Comment

See Channing and Davenport, 2002, Afr. J. Herpetol., 51: 140, for discussion of systematics and history of taxonomy (but see comment under Strongylopus fuelleborni and Poynton, 2004, Afr. J. Herpetol., 53: 29-34). Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 326-328, provided an account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 515. Mercurio, 2011, Amph. Malawi: 291, provided an account for Malawi.

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