Phrynomantis somalicus (Scortecci, 1941)

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

Fichteria somalica Scortecci, 1941, Atti Soc. Ital. Sci. Nat. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Milano, 80: 177. Syntypes: 2 specimens, deposition not stated although presumably MSNM; remaining syntype is now MSNM Am 1326 according to Blackburn and Scali, 2014, Herpetol. Monogr., 28: 30, who discussed the material. Type locality: "Villaggio Duca degli Abruzzi (Somalia)"; given as Giohar, southern Somalia, by XXX.

Phrynomerus bifasciatus somalicus —Laurent In Gans, Laurent, and Pandit, 1965, Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Cent., Tervuren, Ser. Octavo, Sci. Zool., 134: 23.

English Names

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

Somali rubber Frog (XXX). 

Distribution

Southern Somalia and one specimen from north of Neghelli in southern Ethiopia.

Comment

Resurrected from the synonymy of Phrynomantis bifasciata by Lanza, 1990, Biogeographia, 14: 409, where it had been placed by Laurent IN Gans, Laurent, and Pandit, 1965, Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Cent., Tervuren, Ser. Octavo, Sci. Zool., 134: 23. See Largen, 2001, Tropical Zool., 14: 326-327-328, for comments on distribution. See account, photograph, and map for Ethiopia by Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 150-151.

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