Petropedetes palmipes Boulenger, 1905

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Petropedetidae > Genus: Petropedetes > Species: Petropedetes palmipes

Petropedetes palmipes Boulenger, 1905, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 15: 282. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.30.70–74 (formerly 1903.7.28.29, 1904.7.1.45–47, and 1904.10.26.13) according to museum records. Type locality: "Efulen, South Cameroon".

English Names

Efulen Water Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 103).

White-spotted Torrent Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 318). 

Distribution

Western slope of the southern Cameroon Plateau; Monte Alen in mainland Equatorial Guinea; Barrage de Kinguele in northwestern Gabon.

Comment

Gabon record by Lötters, Gossmann, Obame, and Böhme, 2001, Herpetofauna, Weinstadt, 23: 26. De la Riva, 1994, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 8: 132, provided a record for Equatorial Guinea. Lasso, Rial, Castroviejo, and De la Riva, 2002, Graellsia, 58: 21–34, provided notes on ecological distribution in Equatorial Guinea. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 470. Barej, Rödel, Gonwouo, Pauwels, Böhme, and Schmitz, 2010, Zootaxa, 2340: 39–41, provided an account. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 269, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Dewynter and Frétey, 2019, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 27: 30, summarized the literature for Gabon and provided photographs (p. 60). Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 318–319, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. See brief account, range map, and photographs for Equatorial Guinea in Sánchez-Vialas, Calvo-Revuelta, Castroviejo-Fisher, and De la Riva, 2020, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 66: 137–230. 

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