Ptychadena gansi Laurent, 1965

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

Ptychadena gansi Laurent In Gans, Laurent, and Pandit, 1965, Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Cent., Tervuren, Ser. Octavo, Sci. Zool., 134: 18. Holotype: MCZ 36327, by original designation. Type locality: "2 km north of Afgoi, Benadir Province, Somali Republic". Synonymy by Lanza, 1990, Biogeographia, 14: 410.

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

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

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

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Southern Somalia, largely in the floodplains of the Jubba and Webi Shabeelle Rivers.

Comment

Without discussion considered to likely be a junior synonym of adjacent Ptychadena mossambica by Lanza, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 16. This synonymy not accepted by J.L. Perret, personal communication.

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