Ptychadena broadleyi Stevens, 1972

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

Ptychadena broadleyi Stevens, 1972, Arnoldia, Zimbabwe, 5: 1. Holotype: NMZB (formerly UM) 25882, by original designation. Type locality: "rock face beside the Muluzi River on Mulanje Mountain, Malawi, at c. 930 metres above sea level".

Rana (Ptychadena) broadleyiDubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 233, by implication.

Ptychadena broadleyiDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 56, by implication.

Ptychadena (Ptychadena) broadleyiDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 316.

English Names

Broadley's Grassland Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 105).

Broadley's Ridged Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 322).

Broadley's Grass Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 344).


Mulanje Mountain and Zomba Plateau, southern Malawi, above 1000 m elevation.


See Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 151, and Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 322–323, for accounts. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 500. Mercurio, 2011, Amph. Malawi: 254, provided an account for Malawi. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 306–307, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 344–345, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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