Phrynobatrachus cornutus (Boulenger, 1906)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Phrynobatrachidae > Genus: Phrynobatrachus > Species: Phrynobatrachus cornutus

Arthroleptis cornutus Boulenger, 1906, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 17: 318. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.30.49-50 (formerly 1906.5.28.103-104), according to A.G.C. Grandison IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 444. Type locality: "Zima" (= Sangmelima), South Cameroon.

Micrarthroleptis cornutusDeckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 159.

Phrynobatrachus (Micrarthroleptis) cornutusLaurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 208.

Phrynobatrachus cornutusGuibé and Lamotte, 1958, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 30: 257. Guibé and Lamotte, 1963, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 66: 626; Mertens, 1965, Bonn. Zool. Beitr., 16: 22.

Phrynobatrachus cornutus cornutusPerret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 365.

English Names

Horned River Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 103).

Horned Puddle Frog (Jacobsen, 2009, Afr. Herp News, 47: 5).

Distribution

Cameroon to western Rep. Congo; Bioko and Equatorial Guinea through Gabon to north-east-central Central African Republic and western Rep. Congo.

Comment

Discussed by Perret, 1988, Arch. Sci., Genève, 41: 279-281. See Largen and Dowsett-Lemaire, 1991, Tauraco Res. Rept., 4: 151-152, for Rep. Congo records. Frétey and Blanc, 2001, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 126: 386, reported this species from Gabon. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99-172, summarized the literature. Jacobsen, 2009, Afr. Herp News, 47: 2-20, reported this species from east-north-central Central African Republic. In species group B of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883-900.

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