Phrynobatrachus tokba (Chabanaud, 1921)

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

Arthroleptis tokba Chabanaud, 1921, Bull. Com. Études Hist. Scient. Afr. Occid. Franç., 1921: 454. Syntypes: MNHNP 1921.144-152, according to the original publication; BMNH 1947.2.6.85-87 (formerly 1921.6.16.5-7), listed by A.G.C. Grandison IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 450, presumably by exchange with the MNHNP. Type locality: "N'Zébéla" and "N'Zérékoré", Guinée Française.

Phrynobatrachus tokbaLaurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 207; Guibé and Lamotte, 1958, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 30: 257.

Phrynobatrachus alticola Guibé and Lamotte, 1962 "1961", Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 33: 574. Holotype: MNHNP 8956, by original designation. Type locality: "Forêt arborée, piste de Bié, region du Mont Nimba (Guinée)". Synonymy by Rödel, Kosuch, Kouamé, Ernst, and Veith, 2005, Afr. J. Herpetol., 54: 93.

English Names

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

Forest River Frog (Phrynobatrachus alticola [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 103).

Distribution

Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, and Ghana.

Comment

See account by Guibé and Lamotte, 1963, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 66: 601-627 (as Phrynobatrachus alticola). Schiøtz, 1964, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 127: 9, reported this species for Ghana (as Phrynobatrachus alticola). Rödel and Branch, 2002, Salamandra, 38: 255, reported this species in Ivory Coast (as Phrynobatrachus alticola). Rödel, Kosuch, Kouamé, Ernst, and Veith, 2005, Afr. J. Herpetol., 54: 93-98, discussed distribution and mtDNA variation. Rödel and Bangoura, 2004, Tropical Zool., 17: 210-211, provided brief comments about specimens from Guinea.Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99-172, summarized the literature. Hillers, Boateng, Segniagbeto, Agyei, and Rödel, 2009, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 85: 127-141, provided new records in central Ghana. In species group C of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883-900. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 284, provided information on comparative larval morphology.

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