Kassina kuvangensis (Monard, 1937)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Subfamily: Kassininae > Genus: Kassina > Species: Kassina kuvangensis

Cassiniopsis kuvangensis Monard, 1937 "1936", Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 62: 13. Type(s): MHNG. Type locality: Not stated; presumably Kuvangu, Angola, by implication of the species name.

Kassina kuvangensisPerret, 1958, Bull. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, Ser. A, 20: 1438.

Kassina ingeri Laurent, 1963, Fieldiana, Zool., 44: 137. Holotype: FMNH 133011, by original designation. Type locality: "Kalaho, Northern Rhodesia [= Zambia]". Synonymy by Schiøtz, 1975, Treefrogs E. Afr.: 61.

Kassina (Kassina) kuvangensisDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 37.

English Names

Kuvangu Running Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 68).

Kuvangu Kassina (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 187).

Kuvango Running Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 140). 

Distribution

Northern and western Zambia and northwest and south-central Angola, likely in intervening Katanga Province, Dem. Rep. Congo.

Comment

See short account and discussion of the synonymy of Kassina ingeri in Poynton and Broadley, 1987, Ann. Natal Mus., 28: 179–184. See also Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 187–189. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 233–234, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 245–247, provided an account and map. Marques, Ceríaco, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2018, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 65 (Suppl. II): 115–116, provided a map and brief account for Angola. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 140–141, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Ernst, Lautenschläger, Branquima, and Hölting, 2020, Zoosyst. Evol., 96: 254, noted the presence in Uigé Province, northwestern Angola. 

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