Phrynobatrachus amieti Nečas, Dolinay, Zimkus, and Gvoždík, 2021

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

Phrynobatrachus amieti Nečas, Dolinay, Zimkus, and Gvoždík in Dolinay, Nečas, Zimkus, Schmitz, Fokam, Lemmon, Lemmon, and Gvoždík, 2021, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 163 (107258): 14. Holotype: MCZ A-138060, by original designation. Type locality: "Cameroon, West Region, Mt. Mbam, stream NNE of a settlement, 5.9823◦N 10.7204◦E, 2000 m". urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:26C36F3F-4959-4F6B-A7C8- DFB9FDFFC8EB 

English Names

Amiet’s Puddle Frog (original publication). 

Distribution

Cameroon and Nigeria from Mount Mbam across Mount Oku (at least eastern portion of the Oku Massif) to the Mambilla Plateau and marginally in Gotel Mountains; documented elevational range is 1530–2000 m, but this species likely lives beyond these limits along streams surrounded by forests or at least shaded by bushes. 

Comment

Previously confused with Phrynobatrachus steindachneri (and labeled as Phrynobatrachus steindachneri C and D by Gvoždík, Nečas, Dolinay, Zimkus, Schmitz, and Fokam, 2020, PeerJ, 8 (e8393)) according to the original publication where molecular relationships and morphology were detailed and hybridization was noted with Phrynobatrachus steindachneri on the northwestern slopes of the Gotel Mountains at elevations around 2000; hybridization with Phrynobatrachus jimzimkusi and Phrynobatrachus njiomock is presumed but not found yet. 

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