Phrynobatrachus rouxi (Nieden, 1912)

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

Arthroleptis rouxi Nieden, 1912 "1911", Wissenschaft. Ergebn. Deutschen Zentral Afr. Exped., 4: 178. Holotype: ZMB 23102, according to Grandison, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 449. Type locality: "NW-Budduwald", Uganda.

Pseudarthroleptis rouxiDeckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 158.

Phrynobatrachus rouxiLaurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 207.

English Names

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

Roux's Puddle Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 290).


Western shore of Lake Victoria in Uganda; Mount Kenya, Kenya.


Although Laurent, 1972, Explor. Parc Natl. Virunga, Ser. 2, 22: 115–116, provisionally considered this species a junior synonym of Phrynobatrachus calcaratus; Perret, 1988, Arch. Sci., Genève, 41: 277, did not consider them conspecific (by implication), and by J.-L. Perret (personal communication) who noted that this nominal species could be conspecific with Phrynobatrachus cornutus. Loveridge, 1925, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1925: 783, had considered Arthroleptis rouxi a junior synonym of Arthroleptis ogoensis. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 290–291, provided an account. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99–172, summarized the literature, and gave Dem. Rep. Congo as part of the range, but did not provide any definite localities. Not addressed by Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883–900, so not assigned to species group, but presumably in their group B. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 397, regarded this nominal taxon as too insufficiently known to treat adequately in their fieldguide. 

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