Phrynobatrachus dispar (Peters, 1870)

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

Arthroleptis dispar Peters, 1870, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1870: 649. Holotype: ZMB 6133, not located, according to Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 48. Type locality: "Ilha do Principe".

Hyperolius (Arthroleptis) disparKnauer, 1878, Naturgesch. Lurche: 111.

Arthroleptis feae Boulenger, 1906 "1905", Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 3, 2: 161. Syntypes: (25 specimens) including BMNH 1947.2.6.88–91 (formerly 1906.3.30.123–126), according to Grandison, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 445. Type locality: "Prince's Island [= Principe], at atltitudes of 100 to 300 m.", Gulf of Guinea. Synonymy by Schätti and Loumont, 1992, Zool. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd. Dresden, 47: 27. Identified as a possible synonym by Loumont, 1992, Alytes, 10: 42.

Pseudarthroleptis feaeDeckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 158.

Phrynobatrachus feaeLaurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 207.

Phrynobatrachus disparLaurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 207.

English Names

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

Príncipe Puddle Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 304). 


Principe Island, Principe and São Tomé, Gulf of Guinea.


See Uyeda, Drewes, and Zimkus, 2007, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 58: 367–371, for account and recognition fo the São Tomé I. population as Phrynobatrachus leveleve. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99–172, summarized the literature. In species group B of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883–900. See comments by Drewes and Stoelting, 2004, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 55: 578. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 304–305, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. In the Phrynobatrachus calcaratus group of Goutte, Reyes-Velasco, and Boissinot, 2019, ZooKeys, 824: 53–70. 

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