Parhoplophryne usambarica Barbour and Loveridge, 1928

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Hoplophryninae > Genus: Parhoplophryne > Species: Parhoplophryne usambarica

Parhoplophryne usambaricus Barbour and Loveridge, 1928, Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., 50: 260. Holotype: MCZ 13818, by original designation. Type locality: "in the forested hills to the west of Amani, Usambara Mountains, Tanganyika Territory [=Tanzania]".

Parhoplophryne usambaricaLoveridge, 1961, J. E. Afr. Nat. Hist. Soc., 23: 277.

English Names

Amani Forest Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 91).

Usambara Black-banded Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 227).


Forests of the East Usambara Mountains near Amani, Tanzania, ca. 900 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Tanzania

Endemic: Tanzania


See account by Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 227-228. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 455. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 222–223, provided a brief account. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 112–113, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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