Phrynomantis affinis Boulenger, 1901

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Phrynomerinae > Genus: Phrynomantis > Species: Phrynomantis affinis

Phrynomantis affinis Boulenger, 1901, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Zool., 2: 6. Holotype: MRAC. Type locality: "Pweto", Lake Mweru, Dem. Rep. Congo.

Phrynomerus hoeschi Parker, 1940, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 11, 5: 261. Holotype: BMNH 1937.12.3.15, by original designation. Type locality: "Ombujamatemba (1450 m.), near the Waterberg, S. W. Africa", Namibia. Synonymy by Laurent, 1964, Publ. Cult. Companhia Diamantes Angola, 67: 156; Poynton, 1964, Ann. Natal Mus., 17: 86; Mertens, 1971, Abh. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 529: 8.

Phrynomerus affinisPoynton, 1964, Ann. Natal Mus., 17: 86.

Phrynomantis affinisDubois, 1988, Alytes, 7: 1-5.

English Names

Red-spotted Frog (Broadley, 1971, Puku, 6: 112).

Northern Red-spotted Frog (Van Dijk, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 17: 15).

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

Spotted Rubber Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 231; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 284).

Distribution

Northeastern Namibia and eastern Angola to, western Zambia, and southern Katanga Province (Dem. Rep. Congo), not including Upemba Park; possibly to be found in northeastern Botswana and western Zimbabwe.

Comment

See Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 26: 514-515 (as Phrynomerus affinis), Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 231-232, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 284-285, for accounts.

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