Euphlyctis ehrenbergii (Peters, 1863)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Euphlyctis > Species: Euphlyctis ehrenbergii

Rana Ehrenbergii Peters, 1863, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1863: 79, Syntypes: ZMB 3194 (2 specimens), 3195 (2 specimens), 3196 (3 specimens) according to  <<~7053~, ~Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel~, ~1995~, ~in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters~, ~~>>: 50. Type locality: "Arabien". "Probably from the vicinity of Al Qunfidah, 19° 30′  N, 42° 00′  E", Yemen, according to Balletto, Cherchi, and Gasperetti, 1985, Fauna Saudi Arabia, 7: 374, Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 374, and similarly considered by Schätti and Günther, 2001, Mitt. Mus. Naturkd. Berlin, Zool., 77: 154, to come from the "hinterlands of al Qunfudhah, at 19° 08′ N 41° 05′ E".

Rana cyanophlyctis ehrenbergiParker, 1941, Exped. SW Arabia 1937–1938, 1, 1: 5; Schmidt, 1953, Fieldiana, Zool., 34: 256; Khan, 1997, Pakistan J. Zool., 29: 107-112.

Rana (Dicroglossus) cyanophlyctis ehrenbergiiDubois, 1974, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, Zool., 213: 379.

Rana (Euphlyctis) ehrenbergiDubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 240.

Euphlyctis ehrenbergiPoynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 124, by implication.

Occidozyga (Euphlyctis) ehrenbergiDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 59.

Euphlyctis ehrenbergiDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 315.

English Names

Arabian Five-fingered Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 99).

Arabian Skittering Frog (Schätti and Desvoignes, 1999, Herpetofauna S. Yemen and Sokotra: 33).

Distribution

Hadramaut of southwestern Arabian Peninsula (Saudi Arabia and Yemen); introduced into Riyadh, east-central Saudi Arabia.

Comment

Dubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 240, removed this species from the synonymy of Rana cyanophlyctis, where it had been placed by Boulenger, 1896, Zool. Rec., 32: 32; Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 12. Treated as a subspecies of Rana cyanophlyctis by Khan, 1997, Pakistan J. Zool., 29: 107-112. See Balletto, Cherchi, and Gasperetti, 1985, Fauna Saudi Arabia, 7: 374-384, for account. Roy and Elepfandt, 1993, J. Biosciences, Bangalore, 18: 381-393, supported the distinctiveness of this species from Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis on the basis of call characteristics. See comments by Schätti and Desvoignes, 1999, Herpetofauna S. Yemen and Sokotra: 33-34. Lever, 2003, Naturalized Rept. Amph. World: 201, noted an introduced population in the Riyadh, eastern Saudi Arabia. Briggs and Ault, 1985, Herpetol. Rev., 16: 72-75, detailed the range in southwestern Saudi Arabia. Leviton, Anderson, Adler, and Minton, 1992, Handb. Middle East Amph. Rept.: 147-148, provided a brief account.

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