Pyxicephalus obbianus Calabresi, 1927

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pyxicephalidae > Subfamily: Pyxicephalinae > Genus: Pyxicephalus > Species: Pyxicephalus obbianus

Pyxicephalus obbianus Calabresi, 1927, Atti Soc. Ital. Sci. Nat. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Milano, 66: 15. Syntypes: MZUF (2 specimens); MZUF 302 designated lectotype by Balletto, Cherchi, and Lanza, 1978, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 11: 225. Type locality: "Dolobsciò", central Somalia.

Rana (Pyxicephalus) cimmarutai Scortecci, 1932, Atti Soc. Ital. Sci. Nat. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Milano, 71: 59. Holotype: MSNM 645 according to Conci, 1967, Atti Soc. Ital. Sci. Nat. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Milano, 106: 94; now MSNM Am 2 according to Blackburn and Scali, 2014, Herpetol. Monogr., 28: 34, who discussed the material. Type locality: "Gardo (Migiurtina)", northern Somalia. Synonymy by Balletto, Cherchi, and Lanza, 1978, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 11: 225.

Rana (Pyxicephalus) obbianaScortecci, 1933, Atti Soc. Ital. Sci. Nat. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Milano, 72: 16.

Rana obbianaCherchi, 1958, Natura, Milano, 49: 105.

Pyxicephalus obbianusBalletto, Cherchi, and Lanza, 1978, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 11: 221–243; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 66, by implication.

English Names

Calabresi's African Bullfrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 106).

Distribution

Northeastern and central Somalia.

Comment

See discussion of the validity of this taxon by Balletto, Cherchi, and Lanza, 1978, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 11: 221-243. See also Lanza, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 166-168, for synonymy and distribution.

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