Phrynobatrachus uzungwensis Grandison and Howell, 1983

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

Phrynobatrachus uzungwensis Grandison and Howell, 1983, Amphibia-Reptilia, 4: 119. Holotype: BMNH 1982.553, by original designation. Type locality: "about 1000 m in the Mwanihana Forest Reserve, 7° 45′ S: 36° 48′ E, Uzungwe Mts., Kilombero District, Morogoro Region, Tanzania".

English Names

Udzungwa Puddle Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 296; Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 308). 


Near water in the rainforests of the southern and eastern Udzungwa, northern Uluguru, Nguru, and Nguu Mountains in eastern Tanzania, generally above 900 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Tanzania

Endemic: Tanzania


Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 296–297, provided an account. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99–172, summarized the literature. 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: 473. Menegon, Doggart, and Owen, 2008, Acta Herpetol., Firenze, 3: 107–127, provided a record for the Nguru Mountains of eastern Tanzania. In species group B of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883–900. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 248–249, provided a brief account and photograph. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 308–309, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. In the Phrynobatrachus calcaratus group of Goutte, Reyes-Velasco, and Boissinot, 2019, ZooKeys, 824: 53–70.  

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