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). 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Zambia

Endemic: Zambia


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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