Amietia ruwenzorica (Laurent, 1972)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pyxicephalidae > Subfamily: Cacosterninae > Genus: Amietia > Species: Amietia ruwenzorica

Rana ruwenzorica Laurent, 1972, Explor. Parc Natl. Virunga, Ser. 2, 22: 93. Holotype: MRAC 74-18B5820 according to Lang, 1990, Doc. Trav., Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg., 59: 13. Type locality: "Kikyo, secteur Munsenene, forêt de montagne, 2. 080 m", Dem. Rep. Congo.

Rana (Rana) ruwenzoricaDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42.

Rana (Afrana) ruwenzoricaDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 334.

Afrana ruwenzoricaVisser and Channing, 1997, J. Afr. Zool., 111: 191-198.

Amietia ruwenzoricaFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 367.

English Names

Ruwenzori Range Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 109).

Ruwenzori River Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 252; Channing, Dehling, Lötters, and Ernst, 2016, Zootaxa, 4155: 41).

Distribution

From 1700–2800 m elevation on the Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda and the Kabobo and Itombwe Plateaux in Dem. Rep. Congo.  

Comment

Prior to the revision of Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297, placed in the Section Strongylopus, subgenus Afrana of Rana of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 334. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 252-253, provided an account (as Afrana ruwenzorica). Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 322–323, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Channing, Dehling, Lötters, and Ernst, 2016, Zootaxa, 4155: 41–42, provided an account and revision. 

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