Probreviceps loveridgei Parker, 1931

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Brevicipitidae > Genus: Probreviceps > Species: Probreviceps loveridgei

Probreviceps macrodactylus loveridgei Parker, 1931, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 10, 8: 263. Holotype: BMNH 1928.5.1.8, by original designation. Type locality: "Baglio, Uluguru Mts., Tanganyika Territory", Tanzania.

Probreviceps loveridgeiMkonyi, Negalason, Msuya, Howell, and Channing, 2004, Herpetol. Rev., 35: 261.

English Names

Loveridge's Forest Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 231).

Distribution

Forest and forest remnants at mid-altitudes on the Uluguru Mountains, Tanzania.

Comment

Loader, Gower, Howell, Doggart, Rödel, de Sá, Cohen, and Wilkinson, 2004, Organisms Divers. Evol., 4: 232, suggested that Probreviceps macrodactylus loveridgei is more closely related to Probreviceps uluguruensis than to Probreviceps macrodactylus rungwensis and on this basis and morphological distinctiveness suggested that the latter may be a distinct species, Probreviceps rungwensis, but declined to make the formal change. Mkonyi, Negalason, Msuya, Howell, and Channing, 2004, Herpetol. Rev., 35: 261-262, recognized Probreviceps loveridgei as distinct. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 231-232, provided an account. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 92–93, provided a brief account.

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