Afrixalus dorsimaculatus (Ahl, 1930)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Subfamily: Hyperoliinae > Genus: Afrixalus > Species: Afrixalus dorsimaculatus

Megalixalus dorsimaculatus Ahl, 1930, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1930: 92. Holotype: ZMB 13696, according to Laurent, 1961, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 64: 67. Type locality: "Magrotto bei Tanga", a plantation in the southern part of Mling Mountains, East Usambara, Tanga Region, Tanzania, according to Tillack, de Ruiter, and Rödel, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 439.

Afrixalus dorsimaculatusLaurent, 1961, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 64: 67.

English Names

Spotted Spiny Reed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 160).

Distribution

East and West Usambara Mountains of northeastern Tanzania.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Afrixalus uluguruensis by Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 462, where it had been placed by Schiøtz, 1975, Treefrogs E. Afr.: 91. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 160–161, provided a brief account and range map. Portik, Bell, Blackburn, Bauer, Barratt, Branch, Burger, Channing, Colston, Conradie, Dehling, Drewes, Ernst, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Harvey, Hillers, Hirschfeld, Jongsma, Kielgast, Kouete, Lawson, Leaché, Loader, Lötters, van der Meijden, Menegon, Müller, Nagy, Ofori-Boateng, Ohler, Papenfuss, Rößler, Sinsch, Rödel, Veith, Vindum, Zassi-Boulou, and McGuire, 2019, Syst. Biol., 68: 859–875, suggested that this nominal species is a complex. Tillack, de Ruiter, and Rödel, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 439, briefly discussed the holotype, the type locality, and the collector. 

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