Phrynobatrachus scapularis (De Witte, 1933)

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

Arthroleptis scapularis De Witte, 1933, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 24: 100. Holotype: MRAC 7740, according to A.G.C. Grandison IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 450. Type locality: "Buta (Uele)", northeastern Dem. Rep. Congo.

Phrynobatrachus scapularisLaurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 207.

English Names

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


Northeastern Dem. Rep. Congo.


Discussed by Inger, 1968, Explor. Parc Natl. Garamba, Miss. H. de Saeger, 52: 102-106. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99-172, summarized the literature. Not addressed by Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883-900, so not assigned to species group.

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