Phrynobatrachus kinangopensis Angel, 1924

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

Phrynobatrachus kinangopensis Angel, 1924, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, 30: 131. Holotype: MNHNP 1924.16, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 46. Type locality: "Prairies alpines du Mont Kinangop (altitude 3,100 m)", Aberdare Mountains, Kenya.

English Names

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

Kinangop Puddle Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 282).


Montane forest and grassland of central Kenya highlands: Kikuyu, Limuru, Kinangop Plateau, Aberdare Mountains, and Mount Kenya, 1800 to 3100 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Kenya

Endemic: Kenya


Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 282-283, provided an account. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99-17, summarized the literature. In species group C 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.: 276–277, provided a brief account and range map. In the Phrynobatrachus natalensis group of Goutte, Reyes-Velasco, and Boissinot, 2019, ZooKeys, 824: 53–70.

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