Phrynobatrachus ukingensis (Loveridge, 1932)

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

Arthroleptis ukingensis Loveridge, 1932, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 72: 385. Holotype: MCZ 17137, by original designation. Type locality: "Madehani, Ukinga Mountains, Tanganyika Territory [=Tanzania]".

Phrynobatrachus ukingensisLaurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 207.

Phrynobatrachus ukingensis ukingensisLoveridge, 1953, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 110: 329.

English Names

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

Ukinga Puddle Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 294).


Wooded savannas and forests of the Ukinga and Rungwe mountains (southern Tanzania) and Misuku , Nchenachena, and Maroka Mountains (Malawi).


See comment under Phrynobatrachus mababiensis. See Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 171–172, and Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 294–295, for accounts. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99–172, summarized the literature. In species group B of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883–900. Mercurio, 2011, Amph. Malawi: 238–240, provided an account for Malawi. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 246–247, provided a brief account. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 294–295, provided a brief account and range map. In the Phrynobatrachus calcaratus group of Goutte, Reyes-Velasco, and Boissinot, 2019, ZooKeys, 824: 53–70.

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