Breviceps ombelanonga Nielsen, Conradie, Ceríaco, Bauer, Heinicke, Stanley, and Blackburn, 2020

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Brevicipitidae > Genus: Breviceps > Species: Breviceps ombelanonga

Breviceps ombelanonga Nielsen, Conradie, Ceríaco, Bauer, Heinicke, Stanley, and Blackburn, 2020, ZooKeys, 979: 145. Holotype: UF 187172, by original designation. Type locality: " Kawa Camp Headquarters, 1 km south of the Kwanza River, Kissama National Park (-9.183068, 13.369314, WGS-84, elevation 151 m above sea level), Luanda Province, Angola". 

English Names

Angolan Rain Frog (original publication). 


Expected to be found more widely but currently confirmed only from three widely separated localities in Angola from near sea level to > 1400 m elevation: (1) Kissama National Park, on the outskirts of Luanda, coastal Luanda Province; (2) Bié Province, central Angola; and (3) Moxico Province in the east-central part of the country.  

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Angola

Endemic: Angola


In the Breviceps mossambicus group, previously confused with Breviceps adspersus according to the original publication, where not only the morphology was described, but also the advertisement call. Conradie, Keates, Verburgt, Baptista, and Harvey, 2023, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 17: 27–28, provided an account and dot map of the species in Angola. 

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