Phrynobatrachus phyllophilus Rödel and Ernst, 2002

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

Phrynobatrachus phyllophilus Rödel and Ernst, 2002, J. Herpetol., 36: 563. Holotype: SMNS 9721.1, by original designation. Type locality: "Taï National Park, Ivory Coast, SRET station, swampy area in primary rain forest, 5° 50′ N, 7° 20′ W".

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Moderate elevation rainforest from central Sierra Leone through Liberia, southern Guinea, to southeastern Ivory Coast, to ca. 1000 m elevation.

Comment

Confused with Phrynobatrachus guineensis in most literature prior to its description and most similar to Phrynobatrachus guineensis, according to the original publication. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 628. In species group C of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883-900. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 281–282, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Kouamé, Konan, Adepo-Gourène, Gourène, and Rödel, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 657–665, provided a record for eastern Ivory Coast and provided some natural history notes. 

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