Phrynobatrachus sandersoni (Parker, 1935)

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

Phrynodon sandersoni Parker, 1935, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 10, 16: 403. Holotype: BMNH 1907.5.22.76, by original designation and according to J.-L. Perret In Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 443. Type locality: "5 miles inland from Kribi, S. Cameroon".

Phrynobatrachus sandersoniFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 366.

English Names

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

Sanderson's Puddle Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 270).

Distribution

Southwestern Cameroon, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea in lowland and lower montane forest.

Comment

See brief account in Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 368–369. De la Riva, 1994, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 8: 134, provided a record for Equatorial Guinea. Lasso, Rial, Castroviejo, and De la Riva, 2002, Graellsia, 58: 21–34, provided notes on ecological distribution in Equatorial Guinea. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99–172, summarized the literature. In species group A of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883–900. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 282–283, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Dewynter and Frétey, 2019, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 27: 34, summarized the literature for Gabon. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 270–271, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. See brief account, range map, and photographs for Equatorial Guinea in Sánchez-Vialas, Calvo-Revuelta, Castroviejo-Fisher, and De la Riva, 2020, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 66: 137–230.

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