Phrynobatrachus ukingensis (Loveridge, 1932)

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

Arthroleptis ukingensis Loveridge, 1932, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 72: 385. Holotype: MCZ 17137, by original designation. Type locality: "Madehani, Ukinga Mountains, Tanganyika Territory [=Tanzania]".

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

Phrynobatrachus ukingensis ukingensisLoveridge, 1953, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 110: 329.

English Names

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

Ukinga Puddle Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 294).

Distribution

Wooded savannas and forests of the Ukinga and Rungwe mountains (southern Tanzania) and Misuku Mountains (Malawi).

Comment

See comment under Phrynobatrachus mababiensis. See Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 171-172, and Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 294-295, for accounts. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99-172, summarized the literature. In species group B of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883-900. Mercurio, 2011, Amph. Malawi: 238-240, provided an account for Malawi. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 246–247, provided a brief account. 

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