Arthroleptis pyrrhoscelis Laurent, 1952

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

Arthroleptis pyrrhoscelis Laurent, 1952, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 46: 28. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered by original designation. Type locality: "Haute Lubitshako, 1.900-2.000 m., Terr. de Fizi, Kivu", eastern Dem. Rep. Congo.

Schoutedenella pyrrhoscelisLaurent, 1954, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Ser. Quarto, Sci. Zool., 1: 37. Laurent IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 19; Laurent and Fabrezi, 1986 "1985", Alytes, 4: 92.

Arthroleptis pyrrhoscelisLaurent, 1957, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 56: 274-275, by implication; Frost, 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: 336.

English Names

Kivu Screeching Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 37).

Distribution

Montane grasslands in southern Kivu Province (Itombwe and Kabobo highlands), Dem. Rep. Congo.

Comment

See statement of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 610. Greenbaum and Kusamba, 2012, Herpetol. Rev., 43: 254–259, reported the rediscovery of this species, not otherwise collected since 1954. 

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