Phrynobatrachus giorgii De Witte, 1921

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

Phrynobatrachus giorgii De Witte, 1921, Rev. Zool. Afr., 9: 8. Syntypes: MRAC (4 specimens), by original designation. Type locality: "Yambata, (Bas-Congo)". Locality is actually in Equateur Province, according to D. Meirte and E. Greenbaum, personal commun., 27 Nov. 2014. 

English Names

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

Giorgi's Puddle Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 288). 


Known only from the type locality (Yambata) in western Dem. Rep. Congo; records from Cameroon are controversial, possibly referable to Phrynobatrachus latifrons.


Pauwels and Rödel, 2007, Herpetozoa, Wien, 19: 135–148, did not record this species as occurring in Gabon. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99–172, summarized the literature. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 288–289, provided a brief account and range map. 

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