Ptychadena aequiplicata (Werner, 1898)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ptychadenidae > Genus: Ptychadena > Species: Ptychadena aequiplicata

English Names

Victoria Grassland Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 105).


Southern Guinea, eastern Liberia, and southern Ivory Coast in rainforest south and east to western Central African Republic and extreme western Dem. Rep. Congo, in rainforest.


See Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 343-344; Amiet, 1974, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 18: 110. Removed from the synonymy of Ptychadena longirostris, by Parker, 1936, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1936: 139, where it had been placed by Ahl, 1924, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 11: 1. Loveridge, 1929, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 151: 102, and Andersson, 1937, Ark. Zool., 29(16): 1-28, had suggested that Rana aequiplicata was a race of Rana oxyrhynchus. De la Riva, 1994, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 8: 134, provided a record for Equatorial Guinea. Frétey and Blanc, 2001, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 126: 385, reported this species from Gabon. Lasso, Rial, Castroviejo, and De la Riva, 2002, Graellsia, 58: 21-34, provided notes on ecological distribution in Equatorial Guinea. Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 23, provided records for Nigeria.

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