Arthroleptis schubotzi Nieden, 1911

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

Arthroleptis schubotzi Nieden, 1911 "1910", Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1910: 440. Holotype: ZMB 21774, by original designation. Type locality: "Usumbura", Belgian Ruanda-Urundi (Burundi).

Schoutedenella kivuensis De Witte, 1941, Explor. Parc Natl. Albert, Miss. G.F. de Witte (1933–1935), 33: 89. Syntypes: IRSNB (2 specimen), all other reports of 'types' refer to the many paratypes listed. Type localitiy: "N'Zulu (lac Kivu), passe de Sake (alt. 1.460 m.)", Kivu, Dem. Rep. Congo. Synonymy by Laurent, 1954, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Ser. Quarto, Sci. Zool., 1: 36.

Arthroleptis (Arthroleptulus) schubotziLaurent, 1941 "1940", Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 87.

Schoutedenella schubotzi schubotziLaurent, 1954, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Ser. Quarto, Sci. Zool., 1: 37.

Schoutedenella discodactyla Laurent, 1954, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Ser. Quarto, Sci. Zool., 1: 37. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered, according to the original publication. Type locality: "Lutunguru, Alt. 1.500-1.650 m., Terr. de Lubero, Kivu-nord", Dem. Rep. Congo. Synonymy with Schoutedenella kivuensis by Laurent, 1972, Explor. Parc Natl. Virunga, Ser. 2, 22: 32.

Schoutedenella schubotzi kivuensisLaurent, 1954, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Ser. Quarto, Sci. Zool., 1: 36. Laurent, 1972, Explor. Parc Natl. Virunga, Ser. 2, 22: 32.

Arthroleptis schubotzi schubotziLaurent, 1957, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 56: 274-275, by implication.

Arthroleptis schubotzi kivuensisLaurent, 1957, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 56: 274-275, by implication.

Arthroleptis discodactylaLaurent, 1957, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 56: 274-275, by implication.

Arthroleptis kivuensisGorham, 1974, Checklist World Amph.: 129.

Schoutedenella schubotzi —Laurent In Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 19. Laurent and Fabrezi, 1986 "1985", Alytes, 4: 92.

Arthroleptis schubotziFrost, 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

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

Schubotz's Squeaker (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 59).

Kivu Dwarf Litter Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 59 [alternative name]).

Laurent's Screeching Frog (Arthroleptis discodactylus [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 37).

Distribution

African Rift Valley from the northern shores of Lake Tanganyika to northern Kivu (Dem. Rep. Congo), western Rwanda, and Burundi; western Uganda and southwestern Tanzania.

Comment

See brief account in Laurent, 1972, Explor. Parc Natl. Virunga, Ser. 2, 22: 22-24. Removed from the synonymy of Arthroleptis xenodactylus by Laurent, 1954, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Ser. Quarto, Sci. Zool., 1: 36-37, where it had been placed by Loveridge, 1942, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 91: 379. See comment under Arthroleptis discodactyla. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 59-60, provided a brief account and map. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99-172, summarized the literature.

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