Arthroleptis zimmeri (Ahl, 1925)

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

Pararthroleptis zimmeri Ahl, 1925 "1923", Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1923: 104. Syntypes: ZMB (2 specimens) unnumbered in the original publication. ZMB 8389 and 27806, according to D. Blackburn (personal. comm.). Type locality: "Accra", Ghana.

Arthroleptis (Arthroleptis) zimmeriLaurent, 1941 "1940", Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 85.

Schoutedenella zimmeriLaurent, 1954, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Ser. Quarto, Sci. Zool., 1: 40.

Arthroleptis zimmeriLaurent, 1957, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 56: 274-275, by implication; Gorham, 1974, Checklist World Amph.: 130; 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.

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality (Accra, Ghana).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ghana

Endemic: Ghana


Rödel and Bangoura, 2004, Tropical Zool., 17: 213, suggested that this is a synonym of Arthroleptis poecilonotusChanning and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 396, regarded this nominal taxon, likely a synonym of Arthroleptis poecilonotus, as too insufficiently known to treat adequately their fieldguide.

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