Phrynobatrachus bequaerti (Barbour and Loveridge, 1929)

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

Arthroleptis bequaerti Barbour and Loveridge, 1929, Proc. New England Zool. Club, 11: 25. Holotype: MCZ 14751, by original designation. Type locality: "a swamp on Mt. Vissoke, Belgian Congo [=Dem. Rep. Congo], 8000-9000 feet altitude". See comments by Conradie, Branch, and Watson, 2015, Zootaxa, 3936: 50, regarding the disposition of types. 

Pararthroleptis bequaertiDeckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 159.

Phrynobatrachus bequaertiDe Witte, 1941, Explor. Parc Natl. Albert, Miss. G.F. de Witte (1933–1935), 33: 74.

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

English Names

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

Bequaert's Puddle Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 312).


Mountains of eastern Dem. Rep. Congo (region of Mount Ruwenzori south to west of Lake Kivu); western Rwanda and northwestern Burundi, 2400-3500 m elevation.


See brief account in Laurent, 1972, Explor. Parc Natl. Virunga, Ser. 2, 22: 112-114. See comment under Phrynobatrachus graueri. See comments on morphology in Grandison and Howell, 1983, Amphibia-Reptilia, 4: 122. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99-172, summarized the literature. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 471. Not addressed by Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883-900, so not assigned to species group. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 312–313, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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