Phrynobatrachus ambanguluensis Greenwood, Loader, Lawson, Greenbaum, and Zimkus, 2020

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

Phrynobatrachus ambanguluensis Greenwood, Loader, Lawson, Greenbaum, and Zimkus, 2020, J. Nat. Hist., London, 54: 78. Holotype: MCZ A-138315, by original designation. Type locality: "Ambangulu Tea Estate in the West Usambara Mountains (−5.070933, 38.420217, 1183 m)", Tanzania.

English Names

Ambangulu Puddle Frog (Channing, 2021, J. Nat. Hist., London, 54: 2889). 


North Pare and easternmost West Usambara Mountains of Tanzania; likely to be found in the interceding South Pare and other parts of the West Usambara Mountains. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Tanzania

Endemic: Tanzania


The sister of Phrynobatrachus krefftii, with which it was previously confused, according to the original publication. See comment under Phrynobatrachus kreffti, with which this species was confused prior to 2020, for access to relevant literature. Channing, 2021, J. Nat. Hist., London, 54: 2889–2896, described the advertisement call and tadpole morphology. 

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