Arthroleptis pyrrhoscelis Laurent, 1952

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

English Names

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

Red Squeaker (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 256).

Distribution

Montane grasslands in southern Kivu Province (Itombwe and Kabobo highlands), Dem. Rep. Congo, into adjacent Burundi.

Comment

See statement of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 610. Greenbaum and Kusamba, 2012, Herpetol. Rev., 43: 254–259, reported the rediscovery of this species, not otherwise collected since 1954. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 256–257, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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