Phrynobatrachus rungwensis (Loveridge, 1932)

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

Arthroleptis rungwensis Loveridge, 1932, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 72: 386. Holotype: MCZ 17141, by original designation. Type locality: "just below the Moravian Mission at Ilolo at the base of Rungwe Mountain, southwestern Tanganyika Territory [=Tanzania]".

Phrynobatrachus rungwensisLaurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 207; Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 164-165.

English Names

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

Rungwe Puddle Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 311; Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 291).


Southwestern Tanzania and adjacent Katanga Province, Dem. Rep. Congo; northern Malawi.


See comment under Phrynobatrachus gutturosus. See accounts by Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 165, Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 311, Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 291–292, and Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 259–260. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99–172, summarized the literature. In species group B of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883–900. Mercurio, 2011, Amph. Malawi: 231–232, provided an account for Malawi. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 242–243, provided a brief account. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 308–309, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. In the Phrynobatrachus calcaratus group of Goutte, Reyes-Velasco, and Boissinot, 2019, ZooKeys, 824: 53–70.

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