Lanzarana largeni (Lanza, 1978)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ptychadenidae > Genus: Lanzarana > Species: Lanzarana largeni

Hildebrandtia ? largeni Lanza, 1978, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 10: 234. Holotype: MZUF 2732, by original designation. Type locality: "about 10 km N Garòe (about 08° 25′ N—48° 33′ E, ca. 500 m; Nogal Valley; northern Somalia".

Rana (Hildebrandtia) largeniDubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 224-284.

Hildebrandtia (?) largeniClarke, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 285-331.

Lanzarana largeniiClarke, 1982, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Zool., 43: 179.

Hildebrandtia (Lanzarana) largeniDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 55.

Lanzarana largeniDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 316.

English Names

Lanza's Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 99).


Somalia in widely separate localities in the south (Bakool and Bay provinces) and north-central (Galguduud and Nugaal provinces), up to 500 m elevation; presumably in adjacent Ethiopia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Somalia

Endemic: Somalia


See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 628-629.

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