Ptychadena tournieri (Guibé and Lamotte, 1955)

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

Rana (Ptychadena) tournieri Guibé and Lamotte, 1955, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 27: 442. Syntypes: MNHNP 8679, 8680, 8681, 51-193 (mont Nimba); MCZ 26856 (+ 2 duplicates) (Bonthé); MCZ 26690 (Ibanga, Suacoco); MCZ 27720 (Kenema); MCZ 28093 (Yundum); MNHNP 8679 designated lectotype by Perret, 1991, Arch. Sci., Genève, 44: 266. Type locality: "Mont Nimba (Guineé française [=Guinea])"; "Petoru (Sierra Leone)"; "Bonthé (Sierra Leone)"; "Ibanga, Suacoco (Liberia)"; "Kenema (Sierra Leone)"; "Yundum (Gambie)". Restricted to "mont Nimba", Guinea, by lectotype designation.

Ptychadena tournieriLamotte, 1958, Bull. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, Ser. A, 20: 1464; Lamotte, 1967, Bull. Inst. Fondam. Afr. Noire, Ser. A, 29: 242; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 56; by implication.

Rana tournieriInger, 1968, Explor. Parc Natl. Garamba, Miss. H. de Saeger, 52: 89.

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

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

English Names

Liberia Grassland Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 106).

Tournier's Rocket Frog (Emms, Jambang, Bah, Mankali, Rödel, and Barnett, 2005, Herpetol. Bull., London, 94: 11).

Distribution

Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, western Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Benin, and Ivory Coast.

Comment

See Lamotte, 1967, Bull. Inst. Fondam. Afr. Noire, Ser. A, 29: 242; Schiøtz, 1964, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 127: 49; and Perret, 1991, Arch. Sci., Genève, 44: 265-281. Rödel, 2000, Herpetofauna W. Afr., 1: 133-136, provided an account. See discussion by Lamotte and Ohler, 2000, Zoosystema, 22: 569-583. Nago, Grell, Sinsin, and Rödel, 2006, Salamandra, 42: 93-108, provided a record for Benin. Emms, Jambang, Bah, Mankali, Rödel, and Barnett, 2005, Herpetol. Bull., London, 94: 6-16, noted that published records for Gambia were not specific. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 315–316, provided information on comparative larval morphology.

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