Hildebrandtia ornatissima (Bocage, 1879)

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

Rana ornatissima Bocage, 1879, J. Sci. Math. Phys. Nat., Lisboa, 7: 98. Holotype: MBL T. 78-160, according to Perret, 1976, Arq. Mus. Bocage, Ser. 2, 6: 19; destroyed in 1978 fire. Type locality: "Bihé", Angola.

Hildebrandtia ornatissimNieden, 1907, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1907: 228.

Hildebrandtia angolensis Nieden, 1908, Zool. Anz., 32: 657. Holotype: ZMB. Type locality: "Loanda in Angola". Preoccupied by Rana angolensis Bocage, 1866, according to Boulenger, 1919, Trans. R. Soc. S. Afr., 8: 33-37. Synonymy (as Rana miotympanum) with Rana ornata ornatissima by Schmidt and Inger, 1959, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 56: 40.

Rana (Hildebrandtia) miotympanum Boulenger, 1919, Trans. R. Soc. S. Afr., 8: 33-37. Replacement name for Hildebrandtia angolensis Nieden, preoccupied in Rana.

Rana (Hildebrandtia) ornatissimaBoulenger, 1919, Trans. R. Soc. S. Afr., 8: 34.

Rana (Hildebrandtia) togoensis Boulenger, 1919, Trans. R. Soc. S. Afr., 8: 33-37. Replacement name for Hildebrandtia ornatissima Nieden, thought to be preoccupied in Rana. (However Nieden explicitly states that his Hildebrandtia ornatissima = Rana ornatissima Bocage.)

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

Rana (Hildebrandtia) myotympanumMonard, 1937 "1936", Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 62: 48.

Rana ornata ornatissimaSchmidt and Inger, 1959, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 56: 40.

Rana ornata togoensisSchmidt and Inger, 1959, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 56: 40.

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Known only from the type locality (Bihé, Angola).

Comment

Removed from the synonym of Hildebrandtia ornata by Perret, 1976, Arq. Mus. Bocage, Ser. 2, 6: 19, although this synonymy was implicitly not accepted by Poynton and Haacke, 1993, Ann. Transvaal Mus., 36: 1-16. See comment under Hildebrandtia ornata.

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