Arthroleptis phrynoides (Laurent, 1976)

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

Schoutedenella phrynoides Laurent, 1976, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 90: 540. Holotype: MRAC 75.43.B.23, by original designation. Type locality: "Lomami, terr. de Lomela, Sankuru, Zaire [= Dem. Rep. Congo]".

Arthroleptis phrynoidesPoynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 26: 535-536, by implication; 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: 336.

Schoutedenella phrynoides — Laurent, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 19.

English Names

Lomami Screeching Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 37).


Known only from Sankuru, and Tshuapa Provinces, Dem. Rep. Congo.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Endemic: Congo, Democratic Republic of the


 Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 396, regarded this nominal taxon as too insufficiently known to treat adequately their fieldguide. Badjedjea, Masudi, Akaibe, and Gvoždík, 2022, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 16 (1: e301): 43–45, commented on a population in the Kokolopori Bonobo Nature Reserve, Tshuapa Province, Dem. Rep. Congo, as well as a likely unnamed species from the same region (their Arthroleptis sp. aff. phrynoides). 

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