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.

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).

Distribution

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

Comment

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.

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