Arthroleptis nguruensis Poynton, Menegon, and Loader, 2009

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Arthroleptidae > Subfamily: Arthroleptinae > Genus: Arthroleptis > Species: Arthroleptis nguruensis

Arthroleptis nguruensis Poynton, Menegon, and Loader, 2009 "2008", Afr. J. Herpetol., 57: 64. Holotype: MTSN 8137, by original designation. Type locality: "at the Masaki side of the Nguru South Forest Reserve, Tanzania, 06° 03′ 51.1″ S, 37° 30′ 33.3″ E, 1790 m".

English Names

Nguru Squeaker (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 268).

Distribution

Crest of the Nguru Mountains in the Nguru Forest Reserve, 1790–2100 m elevation, eastern Tanzania.

Comment

Most closely related to Arthroleptis tanneri, Arthroleptis affinis, and Arthroleptis nikeae, according to the original publication. Poynton and Loader, 2008, Copeia, 2008: 517–526, reported the advertisement call. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 46–47, provided a brief account for the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 268–269, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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