Hildebrandtia Nieden, 1907

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ptychadenidae > Genus: Hildebrandtia
3 species

Hildebrandtia Nieden, 1907, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1907: 229. Type species: Pyxicephalus ornatus Peters, 1878, by subsequent designation of Boulenger, 1918, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 43: 114.

English Names

Ornate Frogs (Broadley, 1973, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 10: 23; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 146; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 99; Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 294; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 300).

Hildebrandt's Burrowing Frogs (Van Dijk, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 17: 15).


Tropical and subtropical Africa.


Subfamily Raninae, Tribe Ptychadenini according to Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 55. Subfamily Ptychadeninae according to Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 305–352. Sister-taxon of Lanzarana; together forming the sister-taxon of Ptychadena, according to Clarke, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 285–331, and Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543–583. Regarded as a subgenus of Rana by Boulenger, 1919, Trans. R. Soc. S. Afr., 8: 33–37, and Dubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 224–284, and subsequently considered a genus with two subgenera, Hildebrandtia and Lanzarana by Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 55–56; subsequently considered separate genera by Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 316. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 322–323, provided brief accounts, photographs, and range maps for the species.

Contained taxa (3 sp.):

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