Phrynobatrachus acutirostris Nieden, 1912

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Phrynobatrachidae > Genus: Phrynobatrachus > Species: Phrynobatrachus acutirostris

Phrynobatrachus acutirostris Nieden, 1912 "1911", Wissenschaft. Ergebn. Deutschen Zentral Afr. Exped., 4: 173. Holotype: Presumably ZMB. Type locality: "Rugegewald", Lake Region of Central Africa.

Hylarthroleptis acutirostrisAhl, 1925 "1923", Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1923: 103.

Phrynobatrachus acutirostrisDeckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 160.

Phrynodon acutirostris — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 419. 

English Names

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

Sharp-snouted Puddle Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 274).


Lake Region (imprecise) adn Tumungu of eastern Dem. Rep. Congo, northwestern Burundi, and western Rwanda.


See De Witte, 1941, Explor. Parc Natl. Albert, Miss. G.F. de Witte (1933–1935), 33: 70–73, for review. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99–172, summarized the literature. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 470, who commented on the imprecisely delimited range. In species group A of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883–900. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 274–275, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. In the Phrynobatrachus krefftii group of Goutte, Reyes-Velasco, and Boissinot, 2019, ZooKeys, 824: 53–70.

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