Ptychadena amharensis Smith, Noonan, and Colston, 2017

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ptychadenidae > Genus: Ptychadena > Species: Ptychadena amharensis

Ptychadena amharensis Smith, Noonan, and Colston, 2017, R. Soc. Open Sci., 4(170021): 3. Holotype: Xenia Freilich 140, by original designation. Type locality: "Dejen, Amhara Region, Ethiopia; 10.190778° N, 38.140073° E". act:CD1DD194-3433-4ECC-94E8-E5290C1710A2

English Names

None noted. 


Elevation range of 1824–2642 m on the Amhara Plateau, northern Ethiopia, all north of the Blue Nile, from Debarq south to Dejen, with notable collections around Debre Markos, Enjebara, Bahar Dar and Gondar. 


In the Ptychadena neumanni species complex according to the original publication. See  Goutte, Reyes-Velasco, Freilich, Kassie, and Boissinot, 2021, ZooKeys, 1016: 77–141, for detailed account, phylogenetic placement, morphometrics, advertisement call, habitat, and placement in their Ptychadena cooperi group of the Ptychadena neumanni complex.  

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