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). 


Tchabal Mbabo in Cameroon as well as the Gotel Mountins of Cameroon and 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. Dolinay, Nečas, Zimkus, Schmitz, Fokam, Lemmon, Lemmon, and Gvoždík, 2021, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 163 (107258): 1–19, discussed (and named Phrynobatrachus amieti) cryptic species, their phylogeny and phylogeography, and noted hybridization with Phrynobatrachus jimzimkusi in the northwestern side of the Gotel Mountains in Nigeria. 

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