Phrynobatrachus ogoensis (Boulenger, 1906)

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

Arthroleptis ogoensis Boulenger, 1906 "1905", Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 3, 2: 162. Syntypes: BMNH (formerly 5 specimens); including BMNH 1947.2.6.83-84 (formerly 1906. 3. 30. 127-128) and MSNG, according to Grandison, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 448. Type locality: "Lambarene, Ogowe", Gabon.

Phrynobatrachus ogoensisBarbour and Loveridge, 1928, Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., 50: 205, tentative generic assignment; Laurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 207.

English Names

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

Ogowe Puddle Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 290). 

Distribution

Known only from Gabon at the type locality (Lambarene, Moyen-Ogooué) (see comment).

Comment

See discussion regarding the taxonomic history of this species and Phrynobatrachus brongersmai by Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 102–103. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99–172, summarized the literature. Not addressed by Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883–900, so not assigned to species group. Larson and Zimkus, 2015, Herpetol. Rev., 46: 57, provided the record away from the type locality (Lambarene), at Ramba Village, Lopé National Park, Gabon; this record reidentified as Phrynobatrahucs mayokoensis by Rödel, Burger, Zassi-Boulou, Emmrich, Penner, and Barej, 2015, Zootaxa, 4032: 72. Dewynter, Chirio, Melki, Cordier, and Frétey, 2017, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 11: 23 provided a brief account and photographs of Phrynobatrachus cf. ogoensis from the Mount Koumouna-Bouali area of Gabon. Dewynter and Frétey, 2019, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 27: 33, summarized the literature for Gabon and provided photographs (p. 62), and noted that the identification is provisional of specimens referred to this species in Gabon by Dewynter, Chirio, Melki, Cordier, and Frétey, 2017, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 11: 23, and Dewynter, Frétey, Jongsma, Bamba-Kaya, and Pauwels, 2018, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 18: 36. Dewynter, Frétey, Jongsma, Bamba-Kaya, and Pauwels, 2018, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 18: 36, provided a brief account of Phrynobatrachus cf. ogoensis and photographs from the Monts Birougou area of Gabon. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 290–291, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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