Phrynobatrachus parkeri De Witte, 1933

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

Phrynobatrachus parkeri De Witte, 1933, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 24: 97. Syntypes: MRAC 36504-05, 2698-2706, according to Grandison, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 448. Type locality: "Mauda" and "Kunungu (Lac Leopold II)", Dem. Rep. Congo.

Phrynobatrachus (Phrynobatrachus) parkeriLaurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 201.

English Names

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

Parker's Puddle Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 294).


Type localities (west-central and northeastern Dem. Rep. Congo).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Endemic: Congo, Democratic Republic of the


See account by Inger, 1968, Explor. Parc Natl. Garamba, Miss. H. de Saeger, 52: 96–101, who noted its similarity to Phrynobatrachus acridoides. Not addressed by Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883–900, so presumably in their group C. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 294–295, provided a brief account and range map.

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