Phrynobatrachus graueri (Nieden, 1911)

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

Arthroleptis graueri Nieden, 1911 "1910", Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1910: 441. Holotype: ZMB 21782, according to A.G.C. Grandison IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 446. Type locality: "Rugegewald" (= Rugege Forest), Lake Region of Central Africa.

Phrynobatrachus graueriNieden, 1912 "1911", Wissenschaft. Ergebn. Deutschen Zentral Afr. Exped., 4: 174. Noble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 335; Deckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 131.

Hylarthroleptis graueriAhl, 1925 "1923", Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1923: 103.

Phrynobatrachus (Phrynobatrachus) graueriLaurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 202.

English Names

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

Grauer's Puddle Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 278).


Damp leaf litter near streams in Rwanda, eastern Dem. Rep. Congo, and Uganda, to western Kenya.


See De Witte, 1941, Explor. Parc Natl. Albert, Miss. G.F. de Witte (1933–1935), 33: 81-84, for synonymy and review. Very similar to Phrynobatrachus bequaerti, according to Drewes and Vindum, 1994, J. Afr. Zool., 108: 63. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 278-279, provided an account. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99-17, summarized the literature. In species group C of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883-900.

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