Phrynobatrachus manengoubensis (Angel, 1940)

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

Arthroleptis manengoubensis Angel, 1940, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 12: 242. Syntypes: MNHNP 1939.113-114, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 45. Type locality: "cratère de l'Eboga, Monts Manengouba; alt. 2000 m.", Cameroon.

Phrynobatrachus manengoubensisPerret, 1959, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 82: 251.

English Names

Manengouba River Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 104).


Known only from the type locality in the Monengouba Mts., Cameroon.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cameroon

Endemic: Cameroon


Probably a synonym of Phrynobatrachus werneri according to Grandison, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 448. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99-172, summarized the literature. Zimkus, 2009, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 157: 796-813, discussed the possibility that this taxon is conspecific with Phrynobatrachus werneri. In species group C of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883-900 (see comment under Phrynobatrachus werneri). In the Phrynobatrachus natalensis group of Goutte, Reyes-Velasco, and Boissinot, 2019, ZooKeys, 824: 53–70. In the Phrynobatracus werneri group according to Gvoždík, Nečas, Dolinay, Zimkus, Schmitz, and Fokam, 2020, PeerJ, 8 (e8393): 1–52.  

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