Petropedetes newtonii (Bocage, 1895)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Petropedetidae > Genus: Petropedetes > Species: Petropedetes newtonii

Tympanoceros newtonii Bocage, 1895, J. Sci. Math. Phys. Nat., Lisboa, Ser. 2, 3: 270. Holotype: Not found in the MBL by Perret, 1976, Arq. Mus. Bocage, Ser. 2, 6: 21, so presumably lost at that time; should it have been in MBL it would have been destroyed in 1978 fire. MNCN 48728 designated neotype by Sánchez-Vialas, Calvo-Revuelta, Castroviejo-Fisher, and De la Riva, 2018, ZooKeys, 765: 72. Type locality: "L'ile de Fernão do Po dans le golfe de Guiné". Neotype from "Chopepe creek at its confluence with Río Osa (3°14'52.19"N, 8°32'23.77"E, 27 m a.s.l.), Bioko, Equatorial Guinea". 

Petropedetes newtoni — Boulenger, 1900, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1900: 439; Perret, 1976, Arq. Mus. Bocage, Ser. 2, 6: 21; Nieden, 1908, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 3: 500; Deckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 149.

Petropedetes newtonii — Sánchez-Vialas, Calvo-Revuelta, Castroviejo-Fisher, and De la Riva, 2018, ZooKeys, 765: 72. 

English Names

Newton's Water Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 103).

Distribution

Bioko (both in Bioko Norte and Bioko Sur, Equatorial Guinea) and on the southern coast of Cameroon 

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Petropedetes johnstoni by Sánchez-Vialas, Calvo-Revuelta, Castroviejo-Fisher, and De la Riva, 2018, ZooKeys, 765: 72, where it had been placed by Barej, Rödel, Gonwouo, Pauwels, Böhme, and Schmitz, 2010, Zootaxa, 2340: 4. The tadpole of Petropedtes newtonii was described by Barej, Rödel, Gonwouo, Pauwels, Böhme, and Schmitz, 2010, Zootaxa, 2340: xxx, (as P. johnstoni) based on a specimen from Musola, Bioko 

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