Phrynobatrachus steindachneri Nieden, 1910

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

Phrynobatrachus steindachneri Nieden, 1910, Arch. Naturgesch., 76: 241. Syntypes: ZMB (28 specimens, originally) and MCZ 19577 (presumably exchanged from ZMB), according to Grandison, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 450. ZMB 20429 designated lectotype by Zimkus and Gvoždík, 2013, Zool. Scripta, 42: 601. Type locality: "Banjo", Cameroon; corrected to "Banyo", 200 km ENE Bamenda, Adamawa Province, Cameroon, by Amiet, 1971 "1970", Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 5: 93.

English Names

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

Steindachner's Puddle Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 280). 


Northeastern part of the highlands making up the Cameroon Volcanic Line, including the Bamenda-Banso Highlands (Mount Oku and Mount Mbam), the Adamawa Plateau and Tchabal Mbabo in Cameroon, as well as the Mambilla Plateau in Nigeria.


See account in Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 354–355. See comment under Phrynobatrachus africanus. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 472. In species group C of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883–900. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 283, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 280–281, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. In the Phrynobatrachus natalensis group of Goutte, Reyes-Velasco, and Boissinot, 2019, ZooKeys, 824: 53–70. In the Phrynobatracus steindachneri group according to Gvoždík, Nečas, Dolinay, Zimkus, Schmitz, and Fokam, 2020, PeerJ, 8 (e8393): 1–52.  

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