Ptychadena erlangeri (Ahl, 1924)

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

Rana erlangeri Ahl, 1924, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 11: 5. Holotype: ZMB 26887, according to XXX. Type locality: "Abaja See" (= Lake Abaya), Ethiopia.

Ptychadena erlangeriPerret, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 13: 151-168. Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 56; by implication.

Rana (Ptychadena) erlangeriDubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 233, by implication.

Ptychadena (Ptychadena) erlangeriDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 316.

English Names

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

Erlanger's Grass Frog (Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 187).

Distribution

Ethiopia, in the Rift Valley and in the highlands on both sides, 1300-2500 m elevation.

Comment

Redescribed and discussed by Perret, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 13: 151-168., who resurrected it from the synonymy of Ptychadena floweri where it had been placed by Loveridge, 1936, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 79: 372. Largen, 2001, Tropical Zool., 14: 339, commented on distribution and habitat. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 631. See account, photograph, and map for Ethiopia by Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 187-188.

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