Arthroleptis adolfifriederici Nieden, 1911

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Arthroleptidae > Subfamily: Arthroleptinae > Genus: Arthroleptis > Species: Arthroleptis adolfifriederici

Arthroleptis adolfi-friederici Nieden, 1911 "1910", Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1910: 440. Syntypes: ZMB 21787 and 21789 (total of 2 specimens) according to R. Laurent IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 14. ZMB 21789 is now FMNH 73836 according to Blackburn, Gonwouo, Ernst, and Rödel, 2009, Breviora, 515: 11. Type localities: "Rugegewald" and "Bugoiewald", Rwanda. According to Blackburn, Gonwouo, Ernst, and Rödel, 2009, Breviora, 515: 11-12, Rugege is currently name Nyungwe and Bugoie may currently be Bugoya, both ca. 1800-2400 m elevation.

Arthroleptis adolfi-fridericiNieden, 1912 "1911", Wissenschaft. Ergebn. Deutschen Zentral Afr. Exped., 4: 165-195. Deckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 165. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Arthroleptis (Abroscaphus) adolfi-friedericiLaurent, 1941 "1940", Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 82.

Abroscaphus adolfi-friedericiLaurent, 1957, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 56: 275.

Arthroleptis adolfifriederici adolfifriedericiSkelton-Bourgeois, 1961, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 63: 323.

English Names

Rugegewald Screeching Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 36).

Rugege Forest Squeaker Frog ( Blackburn, Gonwouo, Ernst, and Rödel, 2009, Breviora, 515: 11).

Adolf Friedrich’s Squeaker Frog ( Blackburn, Gonwouo, Ernst, and Rödel, 2009, Breviora, 515: 11).

Adolf's Squeaker (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 49).

Montane Squeaker (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 49 [alternative name]).

Distribution

Isolated populations in montane forests in extreme eastern Dem. Rep. Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, and southwestern Uganda.

Comment

Grandison, 1983, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Zool., 45 discussed this and other large-sized species. See Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 26: 538-539. See Lawson, 1993, Herpetol. Nat. Hist., 1: 34, for Cameroon record. Perret IN IUCN, Conservation International, and NatureServe, 2004, Global Amph. Assessment, suggested that all records for Cameroon apply to an undescribed species (now named Arthroleptis perreti) and that Arthroleptis adolfifriederici is restricted to East Africa. Records for Arthroleptis adolfifriederici from Kenya and Tanzania apparently refer to Arthroleptis affinis if Arthroleptis adolfifriederici leleupi is its synonym (see that comment). Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 49-50, provided an account and map for East Africa. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99-172, summarized the literature. Blackburn, Gonwouo, Ernst, and Rödel, 2009, Breviora, 515: 1-23, redescribed the species and compared it with nearby species. Blackburn, Gonwouo, Ernst, and Rödel, 2009, Breviora, 515: 1-23, restricted the range, noting that records from Kenya, Tanzania, and Malawi refer to other species.

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