Aubria masako Ohler and Kazadi, 1990

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pyxicephalidae > Subfamily: Pyxicephalinae > Genus: Aubria > Species: Aubria masako

Aubria masako Ohler and Kazadi, 1990 "1989", Alytes, 8: 29. Holotype: MNHNP 1989.2775, by original designation. Type locality: "Forêt de Masako près du village Batiabongena à 15 km du centre-ville de Kisangani sur l'ancienne route Buto (Zaïre)".

English Names

Masako Ball Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 98).


Southern Cameroon east through Rep. Congo to central Dem. Rep. Congo north of the Congo River; one record for Kakindo in south-central Angola (see comment); possibly into Equatorial Guinea.


Perret, 1995 "1994", Tropical Zool., 7: 268, cast doubt on the distinctiveness of this species from Aubria subsigillata. This taxon discussed and revalidated by Ohler, 1996, Alytes, 13: 141-166. See also comment under Aubria subsigillata. Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 284-285, provided an account and the Angola record. Jackson and Blackburn, 2007, Salamandra, 43: 149-164, provided a definitive record from the Rep. Congo. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 329–330, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Jongsma, Tobi, Dixon-MacCallum, Bamba-Kaya, Yoga, Mbega, Mve Beh, Emrich, and Blackburn, 2017, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 11 (1: e144): 16, provided a record for southeastern Gabon and briefly discussed habitat and range.  Baptista, Conradie, Vaz Pinto, and Branch, 2019, In Huntley, Russo, Lages, and Ferrand (eds.), Biodiversity in Angola: 253, suggested that the Angola record requires confirmation inasmuch as the habitat appears to be wrong for this species.  

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