Phrynobatrachus irangi Drewes and Perret, 2000

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

Phrynobatrachus irangi Drewes and Perret, 2000, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 52: 56. Holotype: MHNG 2230, by original designation. Type locality: "Kenya: Meru District: Irangi Forest, above Irangi Forest Station, springs of Ena Stream. 0° 24′ S, 37° 28′, elevation 2100".

English Names

Irangi Puddle Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 279).


High altitude grasslands of the Aberdare Mountains and the slopes of Mount Kenya, Kenya, 1900-2300 m elevation.


Most similar to Phrynobatrachus parvulus, according to the original publication. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 279-280, provided an account. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99-17, summarized the literature. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 472. Not addressed by Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883-900, so not assigned to species group. Spawls, Wasonga, and Drewes, 2019, Amph. Kenya: 44, provided a photograph, range map, and brief characterization. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 312–313, provided a brief account and range map.

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