Conraua beccarii (Boulenger, 1911)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Conrauidae > Genus: Conraua > Species: Conraua beccarii

Rana beccarii Boulenger, 1911, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 3, 5: 160. Syntypes: MSNG (3 specimens), by original designation; MSNG 29434A designated lectotype by Capocaccia, 1957, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 3, 69: 214. Type locality: "Filfil in a torrent on the Red Sea slope", Eritrea.

Paleorana beccariiScortecci, 1931, Atti Soc. Ital. Sci. Nat. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Milano, 70: 17.

Rana Griaulei Angel, 1934, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 6: 344. Holotype: MNHNP 1933. 21, by original designation. Type locality: "Gondar (Eshiopie [sic]) alt. 2. 200 mètres", Ethiopia. Synonymy by Lamotte and Perret, 1968, Bull. Inst. Fondam. Afr. Noire, Ser. A, 30: 1636.

Rana (Ptychadena) griauleiGuibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 43.

Hydrobatrachus beccariiStadie, 1962, Zool. Anz., 169: 329.

Conraua beccariiMertens, 1963, Senckenb. Biol., 44: 175-176.

English Names

Filfil Slippery Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 98).

Beccari's Giant Frog (Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 159).

Distribution

Fast-flowing river and streams at elevations of 800-2500 m in Eritrea and Ethiopia.

Comment

Discussed by Scortecci, 1931, Atti Soc. Ital. Sci. Nat. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Milano, 70: 5-17; and Mertens, 1952, Aquar. Terrar. Z., 2: 47-50 (as Rana beccarii). See Largen, 2001, Tropical Zool., 14: 328-300, for comments on distribution. See account, photograph, and map for Ethiopia and Eritrea by Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 158-159.

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