Phrynobatrachus sternfeldi (Ahl, 1924)

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

Arthroleptis taeniatus Sternfeld, 1917, in Mecklenburg (ed.), Ergebnisse der Zweit. Deutschen Zentral-Afr.-Exped. 1910–1911, Zool.: 499. Holotype: SMF 7178 according to Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 44. Type locality: "Fort Crampel", Central African Republic. Junior homonym of Arthroleptis taeniatus Boulenger, 1906.

Arthroleptis sternfeldi Ahl, 1924, Zool. Anz., 58: 81-82. Replacement name for Arthroleptis taeniatus Sternfeld, 1917.

Phrynobatrachus sternfeldiGorham, 1974, Checklist World Amph.: 129. No discussion. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 104.

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality in the Central African Republic.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Central African Republic

Endemic: Central African Republic


Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99-172, summarized the literature. Mertens, 1938, Abh. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 442: 16, regarded Arthroleptis taeniatus Sternfeld to be a synonym of Arthroleptis ogoensis, but abandoned this position without comment subsequently (Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 1-106). Not addressed by Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883-900, so not assigned to species group. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 397, regarded this nominal taxon as too insufficiently known to treat adequately in their fieldguide.

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