Hildebrandtia macrotympanum (Boulenger, 1912)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ptychadenidae > Genus: Hildebrandtia > Species: Hildebrandtia macrotympanum

Pyxicephalus macrotympanum Boulenger, 1912, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 8, 10: 140. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.28.64. Type locality: "Gallaland, west of the Juba River"; corrected to "between El Dere (Kenya: 03° 53′ N—39° 57′ 30″ E, 3400 ft) and Garsa (Ethiopia: 04° 05′ 09″ N—39° 40′ 20″ E, 2630 ft)" by Balletto, Cherchi, and Lanza, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 13: 141.

Rana (Hildebrandtia) macrotympanumBoulenger, 1919, Trans. R. Soc. S. Afr., 8: 33-37. Dubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 233; by implication.

Rana macrotympanumNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 340.

Tomopterna scorteccii Balletto, Cherchi, and Lanza, 1978, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 11: 103. Holotype: MZUF 10044, by original designation. Type locality: "Gardò (09°29′N—49°02′E; northeastern Somalia). . . . about 800 m". Synonymy by Balletto, Cherchi, and Lanza, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 13: 141-149.

Hildebrandtia macrotympanumBalletto, Cherchi, and Lanza, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 13: 141-149.

Hildebrandtia (Hildebrandtia) macrotympanumDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 56.

English Names

Somali Ornate Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 99).

Northern Ornate Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 265).

Plain Burrowing Frog (Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 192).

Distribution

Southeastern Ethiopia (one locality) and northern Somalia to southern Kenya.

Comment

Balletto, Cherchi, and Lanza, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 13: 141-149, discussed this species and removed it from the synonymy of Hildebrandtia ornata, where it had been placed by Loveridge, 1957, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 117: 345. Largen, 2001, Tropical Zool., 14: 333, commented on distribution. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 265-266, provided an account. See account, photograph, and map for Ethiopia by Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 192-193. Malonza, Lötters, and Measey, 2010, J. E. Afr. Nat. Hist., 99: 56, commented on range, habitat, and conservation status in the Taita Hills of Kenya.

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