Ericabatrachus Largen, 1991

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Petropedetidae > Genus: Ericabatrachus
1 species

Ericabatrachus Largen, 1991, Tropical Zool., 4: 141. Type species: Ericabatrachus baleensis Largen, 1991, by monotypy.

English Names

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


Bale Mountains of Ethiopia, 2400–3200 m elevation.


Without discussion, placed in Phrynobatrachinae (Phrynobatrachidae of this list) by Dubois, 2005, Alytes, 23: 17. Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 1–370, did not study this taxon and noted that although it likely is imbedded phylogenetically within Phrynobatrachus. Scott, 2005, Cladistics, 21: 531, provided evidence from morphology that Ericabatrachus is within the Cacosterninae. See account, photograph, and map for Ethiopia by Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 200–202. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 338, suggested that the species may be a direct-developer.. Siu-Ting, Gower, Pisani, Kassahun, Gebresenbet, Menegon, Mengistu, Saber, de Sá, Wilkinson, and Loader, 2014, BMC Evol. Biol., 14(44): 1–26, provided evidence for the inclusion of Ericabatrachus within Petropedetidae. 

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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