Amnirana asperrima (Perret, 1977)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Amnirana > Species: Amnirana asperrima

Hylarana asperrima Perret, 1977, Rev. Suisse Zool., 84: 857. Holotype: MHNG 1551.52, by original designation. Type locality: "Ndoungué, Nkongsamba, Cameroun".

Rana asperrima —J. L. Perret in Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 482.

Rana (Hylarana) asperrimaDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42, by implication.

Rana (Amnirana) asperrimaDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324.

Amnirana asperrimaChanning, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 266, by implication; Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 33. See comment under Ranidae record.

Hydrophylax asperrimaFrost, 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: 368.

Hylarana asperrimaChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13, by implication.

Amnirana asperrima —  Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 187 (provisional arrangement). 

English Names

Nkongsamba Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 105).

Distribution

Western Cameroon in the Rumpi Hills to the southern slopes of the Bamileke Plateau, and Nkongsamba, and from the Oban Hillis in eastern Nigeria at intermediate elevations.

Comment

In the Rana (Amnirana) albolabris group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Amnirana asperrima) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 475. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 362–363, provided information on comparative larval morphology.

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