Phrynobatrachus ruthbeateae Rödel, Doherty-Bone, Kouete, Janzen, Garrett, Browne, Gonwouo, Barej, and Sandberger, 2012

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

Phrynobatrachus ruthbeateae Rödel, Doherty-Bone, Kouete, Janzen, Garrett, Browne, Gonwouo, Barej, and Sandberger-Loua, 2012, Zootaxa, 3431: 55. Holotype: ZMB 77457, by original designation. Type locality: "Cameroon, near Dja Biosphere Reserve, N 03° 24.257′, E 013° 08.314′, 659 m a.s.l., primary swampy evergreen rainforest".

English Names

Ruth Beate's Puddle Frog (Zimkus and Larson, 2013, Herpetol. Rev., 44: 104).

Distribution

Southern Cameroon and Gabon (see comment). 

Comment

Potential confused only with Phrynobatrachus batesii on morphology according to the original publication. The record for Gabon (Zimkus and Larson, 2013, Herpetol. Rev., 44: 104), was subsequently assigned to the newly named Phrynobatrachus horsti by Rödel, Burger, Zassi-Boulou, Emmrich, Penner, and Barej, 2015, Zootaxa, 4032: 66. Dewynter and Frétey, 2019, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 27: 34, summarized the literature for Gabon and provided photographs (p. 62), and noted that specimens previous reported by Frétey and Blanc, 2002 "2001", Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 126: 386, as Phrynobatrachus sp. from Gabon, are actually Phrynobatrachus ruthbeataeChanning and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 284–285, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. In the Phrynobatracus ruthbeateae group according to Gvoždík, Nečas, Dolinay, Zimkus, Schmitz, and Fokam, 2020, PeerJ, 8 (e8393): 1–52. 

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