Hemisus barotseensis Channing and Broadley, 2002

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hemisotidae > Genus: Hemisus > Species: Hemisus barotseensis

Hemisus barotseensis Channing and Broadley, 2002, J. Herpetol., 36: 368. Holotype: NMZB 16191, by original designation. Type locality: "Barotse floodplain near Mongu (15° 15′ 36.7″ S, 23° 07′ 46.0″ E), western Zambia".

English Names

Barotse Piglet Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 112). 


Barotse Floodplain and along the Zambezi River of western Zambia, and east to the Kafue Flats of Zambia; possibly in suitable floodplain habitat in eastern Angola (see comment). 


Most similar to Hemisus guineensis microps according to the original publication. Baptista, Conradie, Vaz Pinto, and Branch, 2019, In Huntley, Russo, Lages, and Ferrand (eds.), Biodiversity in Angola: 256, suggested that this species possibly extends into eastern Angola.  See Bittencourt-Silva, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (2: e181): 4, for a possible range extension to western Zambia. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 112–113, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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