Callulina kreffti Nieden, 1911

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Brevicipitidae > Genus: Callulina > Species: Callulina kreffti

Callulina kreffti Nieden, 1911 "1910", Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1910: 449. Syntypes: ZMB 21777-78 and AMNH 23600 (formerly ZMB 23600) according to Bauer, Günther, and Robeck, 1996, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 72: 261; ZMB 21778 invalidly considered lectotype ('Type') by implication of Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 181. Type localities: "Amani" (ZMB 21778, AMNH 23600) and "Tanga"(ZMB 21777), Tanzania.

English Names

Krefft's Secret Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 88).

Krefft's Warty Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 222).


Shimba Hills, Kenya and in Tanzania in the East Usambaras, Ulugurus, Ngurus, Ukagurus, and Udzungwa mountains.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Kenya, Tanzania


Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 222-223, and Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 223, provided accounts. Records of Callulina from the ,Ulugurus, Ngurus, Ukagurus, and Udzungwa mountains have been assigned to different species according to Loader, Gower, Müller, and Menegon, 2010, Zootaxa, 2694: 26-27. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 88–89, provided a brief account. Spawls, Wasonga, and Drewes, 2019, Amph. Kenya: 30, provided a range map for Kenya, photograph, and brief characterization. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 128–129, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.  

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