Phrynobatrachus horsti Rödel, Burger, Zassi-Boufou, Emmrich, Penner, and Barej, 2015

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

Phrynobatrachus horsti Rödel, Burger, Zassi-Boulou, Emmrich, Penner, and Barej, 2015, Zootaxa, 4032: 56. Holotype: ZMB 81698, by original designation. Type locality: "Republic of the Congo, Niari Department, 02°12’47.8’’ S, 12°50’06.0’’ E". 

English Names

Horst's Puddle Frog (original publication). 


Known only from Kouilou and Niari departments in southwestern Rep. Congo and in adjacent Batéké Plateau of southern Gabon, 554 to 728 m elevation. 


Most similar to Phrynobatrachus ruthbeatae, with which it had previously been confused, and Phrynobatrachus batesii according to the original publication. Jongsma, Tobi, Dixon-MacCallum, Bamba-Kaya, Yoga, Mbega, Mve Beh, Emrich, and Blackburn, 2017, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 11 (1: e144): 16, provided a record for southeastern Gabon and briefly discussed habitat and range. Dewynter and Frétey, 2019, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 27: 33, summarized the literature for Gabon. In the Phrynobatrachus natalensis group of Goutte, Reyes-Velasco, and Boissinot, 2019, ZooKeys, 824: 53–70. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 286–287, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. In the Phrynobatracus ruthbeateae group according to Gvoždík, Nečas, Dolinay, Zimkus, Schmitz, and Fokam, 2020, PeerJ, 8 (e8393): 1–52. 

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