Phrynobatrachus brevipalmatus (Ahl, 1925)

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

Hylarthroleptis brevipalmatus Ahl, 1925 "1923", Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1923: 102. Holotype: ZMB. Type locality: "Loanda", Angola.

Phrynobatrachus brevipalmatusDeckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 157.

Arthroleptis brevipalmatusGorham, 1974, Checklist World Amph.: 129. Without discussion.

English Names

Ahl's Screeching Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 36).

Short-webbed Puddle Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 308).


Known only from the type locality (Luanda, Angola). 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Angola

Endemic: Angola


Placed in Arthroleptis, without discussion by Gorham, 1974, Checklist World Amph.: 129. Not addressed by Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883-900, so not assigned to species group. Marques, Ceríaco, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2018, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 65 (Suppl. II): 143–144, provided a map for Angola and brief discussion of the literature. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 308–309, provided a brief account and range map. 

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