Phrynobatrachus guineensis Guibé and Lamotte, 1962

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

Phrynobatrachus guineensis Guibé and Lamotte, 1962 "1961", Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 33: 571. Holotype: MNHNP 8955, apparently lost according to A. Ohler IN Rödel and Ernst, 2002, J. Herpetol., 36: 563. Type locality: "Forêt dense, Mont Tonkoui (Côte d'Ivoire)".

English Names

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

Guinea Puddle Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 292).


Upper Guinea forest zone in West Africa, from southeastern Guinea, and eastern Liberia into \western western Ivory Coast, up to ca. 1000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia


See account by Guibé and Lamotte, 1963, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 66: 601-627. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99-17, summarized the literature. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 628. In species group C of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883-900. Sandberger-Loua, Feldhaar, Lampert, Lamatsch, and Rödel, 2010, Afr. J. Herpetol., 59: 79-94, reported on a lack of molecular differentiation among subpopulations. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 276–277, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Rödel and Glos, 2019, Zoosyst. Evol., 95: 24, reported this species from the Krahn-Bassa Proposed Protected Area in southeastern Liberia and commented on identification and habitat preference. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 292–293, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. In the Phrynobatrachus natalensis group of Goutte, Reyes-Velasco, and Boissinot, 2019, ZooKeys, 824: 53–70. Kanga, Kouamé, Zogbass, Gongomin, Agoh, Kouamé, Konan, Adepo-Gourène, Gourène, and Rödel, 2021, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 15: 71–107, commented on range, and habitat on the Ivory Coast side of Mont Nimba.

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