Hemisus perreti Laurent, 1972

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

Hemisus perreti Laurent, 1972, Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Cent., Tervuren, Ser. Octavo, Sci. Zool., 194: 44. Holotype: MRAC 197a, by original designation. Type locality: "Lukula, Lower-Congo", Dem. Rep. Congo.

English Names

Perret’s Shovelnose Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 51).

Perret's Piglet Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 114). 


Gabon south along the coastal plain through Rep. Congo and to Dem. Rep. Congo; likely extending into Cabinda Enclave, Angola. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the, Gabon

Likely/Controversially Present: Angola


 Baptista, Conradie, Vaz Pinto, and Branch, 2019, In Huntley, Russo, Lages, and Ferrand (eds.), Biodiversity in Angola: 256, suggested that this species probably extends into the Cabinda enclave of Angola given the proximity of records in Bas-Congo Province, Dem. Rep. Congo. Dewynter and Frétey, 2019, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 27: 20, summarized the literature for Gabon. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 114–115, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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