Chiromantis petersii Boulenger, 1882

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Chiromantis > Species: Chiromantis petersii

Chiromantis petersii Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 93. Holotype: BMNH by original designation and illustrated on pl.10, fig. 1 in the original publcation; BM 1947.2.26.56 (formerly 79.11.13.5) according to Poynton, 2000, Afr. J. Herpetol., 49: 112. Type locality: "Interior of E. Africa"; data with specimen are "Mpwapwa . . . 6° 21′ S x 36° 29′ E" according to BM records and Poynton, 2000, Afr. J. Herpetol., 49: 112.

Chiromantis albescens Ahl, 1929, Zool. Anz., 80: 30. Syntypes: ZMB (2 specimens) unnumbered in the original publication; ZMB 15470 considered holotype by Poynton, 2000, Afr. J. Herpetol., 49: 120. Type locality: "Pokomonie, Britisch-Ostafrika", Kenya. Synonymy by Loveridge, 1929, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 151: 119; Poynton, 2000, Afr. J. Herpetol., 49: 120.

Chiromantis fasciatus Ahl, 1929, Zool. Anz., 80: 31. Holotype: ZMB unnumbered in the original publication; ZMB 9294 considered syntypes by Poynton, 2000, Afr. J. Herpetol., 49: 120. Type locality: "Ikoma (Deutsch-Ostafrika)", Tanzania. Synonymy by Loveridge, 1929, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 151: 119;  Poynton, 2000, Afr. J. Herpetol., 49: 120.

Chiromantis pygmaeus Ahl, 1930, Zool. Anz., 88: 219. Holotype: ZMB, unnumbered in the original publication. Type locality: "Kibwezi", Kenya. Synonymy by Loveridge, 1933, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 74: 346.

Chiromantis pictus Ahl, 1931, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1931: 213. Holotype: ZMB unnumbered, according to the original publication. Type locality: "Kilimatinde", Tanzania. Synonymy by Loveridge, 1933, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 74: 346; Poynton, 2000, Afr. J. Herpetol., 49: 116.

Chiromantis rugosus Ahl, 1931, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1931: 215. Holotype: ZMB unnumbered, according to the original publication. Type locality: "Langenburg am Nyassa-See", Tanzania. Synonymy by Loveridge, 1933, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 74: 346; Poynton, 2000, Afr. J. Herpetol., 49: 116.

Chiromantis petersii petersiiParker, 1932, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1932: 366.

English Names

Peters' Foam-nest Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 111; Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 336).

Central Foam-nest Tree Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 131).

Distribution

Northern Kenya and Tanzania.

Comment

See Coe, 1974, J. Zool., London, 172: 13–34, for distribution records, ecology, and breeding biology. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 39–40, provided an account and noted that the two nominal subspecies (Chiromantis petersii petersii and Chiromantis petersii kelleri) were as different from each other as from the other species in the genus, but retained the subspecific taxonomy pending study of geographic variation. See comment under Chiromantis kelleri. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 336–337, and Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 299-301, provided accounts. Measey, Malonza, and Muchai, 2009, Amph. Taita Hills: 56–58, provided a brief account and photo for the Taita Hills, Kenya. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 367–368, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 292–293, provided a brief account and photograph.

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