Phrynobatrachus perpalmatus Boulenger, 1898

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

Phrynobatrachus perpalmatus Boulenger, 1898, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1898: 479. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.4.34-35 (formerly 98.7.22.24-25), according to A.G.C. Grandison IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 449. Type locality: "about Lake Mwero", Zambia-Dem. Rep. Congo boundary.

Phrynobatrachus perpalmatus perpalmatusAhl, 1924, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 11: 273.

Phrynobatrachus perpalmatus werneri Ahl, 1924, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 11: 273. Syntypes: Presumably NHMW; by implication of referring to material reported by Werner, 1919, Denkschr. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math. Naturwiss. Kl., 96: 19, although not noted in recent type lists . Type localities: "El Grassi und Weisser Nil (Tonga, Renk, Kashawal)". Secondary homonym of Arthroleptis werneri Nieden, 1910. Synonymy by Loveridge, 1933, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 74: 346.

Phrynobatrachus (Phrynobatrachus) perpalmatusLaurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 199.

English Names

Lake Mwero River Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 104).

Webbed Puddle Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 310; Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 288).

Distribution

Central Sudan along the Nile River to central Dem. Rep. Congo, extreme western Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, and northern Mozambique, possibly into northern Zimbabwe.

Comment

See accounts by Schmidt and Inger, 1959, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 56: 165-169, Inger, 1968, Explor. Parc Natl. Garamba, Miss. H. de Saeger, 52: 106-108, and Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 310-311. Loveridge's records for Mozambique and Malawi are based on Phrynobatrachus acridoides; see Poynton, 1964, Ann. Natal Mus., 17: 140-141. See Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 158. Records of Phrynobatrachus perpalmatus from Cameroon by Perret and Mertens, 1957, Rev. Suisse Zool., 64: 73-78, are based on specimens of Phrynobatrachus steindachneri according to J.-L. Perret (personal communication). Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 288-289, provided an account. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99-172, summarized the literature and reported the species as occurring in Burundi, but without a specific locality. Not addressed by Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883-900, so not assigned to species group. Mercurio, 2011, Amph. Malawi: 231, provided an account for Malawi.

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