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

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

Ptychadena delphina Goutte, Reyes-Velasco, Freilich, Kassie Teme, and Boissinot, 2021, ZooKeys, 1016: 119. Holotype: Sandra Goutte 310, by original designation. Type locality: "between Dembi and Gechi, Oromia, Ethiopia (8.2195°N, 36.446°E, 2064 m a.s.l.)", Ethiopia. 

English Names

None noted. 


Mostly restricted to mid-elevation forests (1612 to 2064 m elevation), west of the Great Rift Valley in Ethiopia and north of the Geba River (tributary of the Baro River); two individuals noted in the original publication, from Asgori, between Addis Ababa and Ambo (8.9799°N, 38.0241°E, 2370 m a.s.l.) also are of this species. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ethiopia

Endemic: Ethiopia


See the original publication for detailed account, phylogenetic placement, morphometrics, advertisement call, habitat, and placement in their Ptychadena neumanni group of the Ptychadena neumanni complex. See also Reyes-Velasco, Goutte, Freilich, and Boissinot, 2021, ZooKeys,  1070: 135–149, for additional discussion of systematics. Lyra, Kirchhof, Goutte, Kassie Teme, and Boissinot, 2023, Frontiers in Genetics, 14(1215715): 1–14, reported on the diversification and biogeography on the Ethiopian highlands, provided a dot map, and considered the species to be in the Ptychadena neumanni clade. 

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