Ptychadena goweri Smith, Noonan, and Colston, 2017

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

Ptychadena goweri Smith, Noonan, and Colston, 2017, R. Soc. Open Sci., 4(171389): 3. Holotype: Timothy J. Colston 224, by original designation. Type locality: "Katcha, Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia, 6.71779° N, 39.72572° E, 2375 m". urn:lsid:zoobank.org: act:37FA41E9-7298-427B-A895-55422E6D3331

English Names

None noted. 

Distribution

Restricted to southeast of the Great Rift Vally in Ethiopia, 1745 to 2550 m elevation; from Kibre Mengist to Irba Mud and north of Hagere Mariam. 

Comment

In the Ptychadena neumanni species complex according to the original publication. Freilich, Tollis, and Boissinot, 2014, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 71: 157–169, presented molecular evidence for the existence of this species, which they referred to as species 4 of the Ptychadena neumanni species complex. 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 neumanni group of the Ptychadena neumanni complex.

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