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).


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


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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