Probreviceps Parker, 1931

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Brevicipitidae > Genus: Probreviceps
6 species

Probreviceps Parker, 1931, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 10, 8: 262. Type species: Breviceps macrodactylus Nieden, 1926, by original designation.

English Names

Forest Rain Frogs (Lambiris, 1990 "1989", Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 10: 69).

Big-fingered Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 92).

Forest Frogs (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 230).

Primitive Rain Frogs (Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 134).


Montane forests of Tanzania and Zimbabwe.


See Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 26: 515, for short discussion of taxonomic characters. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 230, noted an undescribed species (the Ukaguru Forest Frog) from the Ukaguru Mountains of Tanzania, for which they provided an account on page 234-235. Menegon, Doggart, and Owen, 2008, Acta Herpetol., Firenze, 3: 107-127, reported an undescribed species from the Nguru Mountains of eastern Tanzania. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 124–125, provided brief accounts, photographs, and range maps for the species.

Contained taxa (6 sp.):

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