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Phrynomantis Peters, 1867

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Phrynomerinae > Genus: Phrynomantis
5 species

Brachymerus Smith, 1847, Illust. Zool. S. Afr., 3 (Part 26): pl. 63. Type species: Brachymerus bifasciatus Smith, 1847, by monotypy. Junior homonym of Brachymerus Hope, 1841.

Phrynomantis Peters, 1867, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1867: 35. Replacement name for Brachymerus Smith, 1847.

Phrynomerus Noble, 1926, Am. Mus. Novit., 212: 20. Replacement name for Brachymerus Smith, 1847.

Fichteria Scortecci, 1941, Atti Soc. Ital. Sci. Nat. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Milano, 80: 177. Type species: Fichteria somalica Scortecci, 1941, by monotypy. Synonymy by Laurent in Gans, Laurent, and Pandit, 1965, Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Cent., Tervuren, Ser. Octavo, Sci. Zool., 134: 23.

English Names

Rubber Frogs (Passmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 4; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 106; Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 230; Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 228; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 281).

Red-marked Frogs (Van Dijk, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 17: 15; Passmore and Carruthers, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 19: 4).

Red-marked Short-headed Frogs (Van Dijk, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 17: 15).

Snake-necked Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 91).

Distribution

Subsaharan Africa.

Comment

See Dubois, 1988, Alytes, 7: 1-5, for nomenclatural discussion. See Cei, 1977, Bol. Soc. Port. Cienc. Nat., 17: 5-26, for keys to Angolan species. Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 230-236, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 281-289, for keys and accounts for species of southern Africa. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 251–257, provided information on comparative larval morphology.

Contained taxa (5 sp.):

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