Phrynobatrachus keniensis Barbour and Loveridge, 1928

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

Phrynobatrachus keniensis Barbour and Loveridge, 1928, Proc. New England Zool. Club, 10: 89. Holotype: MCZ 3479, by original designation. Type locality: "a marsh on the northeast slope of Mt. Kenya, Kenya Colony [= Kenya]".

English Names

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

Upland Puddle Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 281).

Kenya Puddle Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 306).

Distribution

Upland meadows (below 3000 m) of Kenya (Mounts Kikuyu, Molo, Kinangop, and Kenya) and Mount Meru, Tanzania.

Comment

Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 281–282, provided an account and Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 257–258, provided additional comments. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99–17, summarized the literature. In species group B of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883–900. Spawls, Wasonga, and Drewes, 2019, Amph. Kenya: 45, provided a photograph, range map, and brief characterization. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 306–307, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. In the Phrynobatrachus calcaratus group of Goutte, Reyes-Velasco, and Boissinot, 2019, ZooKeys, 824: 53–70.

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