Phrynobatrachus alleni Parker, 1936

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

Phrynobatrachus alleni Parker, 1936, Zool. Meded., Leiden, 19: 91. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.4.33 (formerly 1929.6.1.2), according to Grandison, 1985, In Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 443. Type locality: "Firestone Plantation, Du River, Liberia".

Phrynobatrachus (Phrynobatrachus) alleniLaurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 201.

English Names

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

Allen's Puddle Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 292). 

Distribution

Western Sierra Leone, southern Guinea, Liberia, southern Ivory Coast, southern Ghana, to eastern Nigeria, presumably in the intervening areas of Togo and Benin.

Comment

See account by Guibé and Lamotte, 1963, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 66: 601–627. Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 42, provided records for Nigeria. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99–172, summarized the literature. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 627–628. In species group C of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883–900. Rödel and Glos, 2019, Zoosyst. Evol., 95: 24, reported this species from the Krahn-Bassa Proposed Protected Area in southeastern Liberia and the Foya Proposed Protected Area in western Liberia, and commented on identification, suggesting it is a species complex, and habitat preference. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 292–293, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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