Spelaeophryne methneri Ahl, 1924

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Brevicipitidae > Genus: Spelaeophryne > Species: Spelaeophryne methneri

Spelaeophryne methneri Ahl, 1924, Zool. Anz., 61: 99. Holotype: ZMB unnumbered according to the original publication; ZMB 27656, according Bauer, Günther, and Robeck, 1996, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 72: 267 (not ZMB 2756 as reported by Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 183). Type locality: "Nangoma Höhle (Matumbi), Deutsch-Ost-Afrika" (= Nangoma Cave, Matumbi near Kilwa, Tanzania.

English Names

African Striped Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 92).

Scarlet-snouted Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 236).

Methner's Cave Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 126). 


Taita Hillis in Kenya; Uluguru and Udzungwe mountains in southeastern Tanzania.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Kenya, Tanzania


Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 236–238, provided an account. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 226–227, provided a brief account. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 126–127, provided a brief account and range map.  

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