Phrynobatrachus pakenhami Loveridge, 1941

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

Phrynobatrachus pakenhami Loveridge, 1941, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 54: 178. Holotype: MCZ 24568, by original designation. Type locality: "Machengwe Swamp, near Wete, Pemba Island", Tanzania.

Phrynobatrachus nigripes Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 271. Holotype: ZMB 66251, by original designation. Type locality: "Ngezi F[orest]. R[eserve]., Pemba", Tanzania. Synonymy by Pickersgill, 2008, Zootaxa, 1820: 67–68.

English Names

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

Pakenham's Puddle Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 288). 


Northern part of Pemba Island, Tanzania.


Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 175–176, provided an account. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99–172, summarized the literature. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 472. In species group C of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883–900. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 288–289, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. In the Phrynobatrachus natalensis group of Goutte, Reyes-Velasco, and Boissinot, 2019, ZooKeys, 824: 53–70. 

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