Ptychadena beka Goutte, Reyes-Velasco, Freilich, Kassie, and Boissinot, 2021

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

Ptychadena beka Goutte, Reyes-Velasco, Freilich, Kassie, and Boissinot, 2021, ZooKeys, 1016: 117. Holotype: Sandra Goutte 291, by original designation. Type locality: "southwest of Nekemte (8.9950°N, 36.4955°E, 2213 m a.s.l.)", Ethiopia. 

English Names

None noted. 


Wide distribution on both sides of the Great Rift Valley in Ethiopia, 1695 to 2596 m elevation, limited in the north by the Blue Nile with northernmost specimens from just north of Gohatsion, the westernmost record jfrom Gech'a and to the southeaster near Iteya and south of Irba Muda. 


The original publicaiton provided a detailed account, phylogenetic placement, morphometrics, advertisement call, habitat, and placement in their Ptychadena neumanni group of the Ptychadena neumanni complex.

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