Phrynobatrachus elberti (Ahl, 1925)

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

Hylarthroleptis elberti Ahl, 1925 "1923", Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1923: 101. Syntypes: ZMB (17 specimens) unnumbered in the original publication; of of these now, MCZ 17538 (on exchange from ZMB) according to Barbour and Loveridge, 1946, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 96: 125. Type locality: "Buala am Uam, Neu-Kamerun"; given as Bouala, Central African Republic by Frétey, 2007, Alytes, 25: 83-85.

Phrynobatrachus elbertiDeckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 131, 158; Barbour and Loveridge, 1946, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 96: 125.

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality (Bouala, Central African Republic).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Central African Republic

Endemic: Central African Republic


See Frétey, 2007, Alytes, 25: 83-85, for discussion of the type locality. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99-172, summarized the literature. 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.: 396, regarded this nominal taxon as too insufficiently known to treat adequately in their fieldguide. 

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