Arthroleptides Nieden, 1911 "1910"

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Petropedetidae > Genus: Arthroleptides
3 species

Arthroleptides Nieden, 1911 "1910", Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1910: 445. Type species: Arthroleptides martiensseni Nieden, 1911 "1910", by monotypy. 

English Names

Rocky River Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 98).

Torrent Frogs (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 316). 


Mountains of the eastern arc mountains of Tanzania; rocky montane streams of Mount Elgon, Kenya, and expected in adjacent Uganda.


Removed from the synonymy of Petropedetes by Barej, Rödel, Loader, Menegon, Gonwouo, Penner, Gvoždík, Günther, Bell, Nagel, and Schmitz, 2014, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 71: 261-273, where it had been placed by Scott, 2005, Cladistics, 21: 533. Channing, Moyer, and Howell, 2002, Alytes, 20: 13-27, discussed the three species of Arthroleptides, their habitats, range, and provided an identification key to them.Menegon, Doggart, and Owen, 2008, Acta Herpetol., Firenze, 3: 107-127, reported an undescribed species from the Nguru Mountains of eastern Tanzania. Loader, Ceccarelli, Wilkinson, Menegon, Mariaux, de Sá, Howell, and Gower, 2013, Afr. J. Herpetol., 62:40-48, reported on the molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of East African species, and noted an unnamed species in the Nguru Mountains of Tanzania. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 264–272, provided information on comparative larval morphology.  Drewes and Vindum, 1994, J. Afr. Zool., 108: 55-70, referred tadpoles from southwestern Uganda to this genus, but with additional examination these were reidentified as Amietia ruwenzorica (RD). Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 316–318, provided brief accounts, photographs, and range maps for the species.

Contained taxa (3 sp.):

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