Ptychadena grandisonae Laurent, 1954

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

Ptychadena grandisonae Laurent, 1954, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Zool., 34: 11. Holotype: MD 506, by original designation; now MRAC B-60530, according to Ceríaco, Marques, André, Afonso, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2020, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 162: 410. Type locality: "Muita [River], Luembe E., [Lunda Sul Province,] Angola"; given as "'Canzar, Muita' [Lunda Sul Province]", Angola, Lat. -7.80 Long. 21.45 by Ceríaco, Marques, André, Afonso, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2020, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 162: 409. 

Rana (Ptychadena) grandisonaeGuibé and Lamotte, 1957, Bull. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, Ser. A, 19: 942, by implication.

Rana grandisonaeSchmidt and Inger, 1959, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 56: 70–75.

Ptychadena grandisonaePoynton, 1970, Ann. Natal Mus., 20: 370; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 56; by implication.

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

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

English Names

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

Grandison's Ridged Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 325).

Grandison's Grass Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 338).

Distribution

Open savannas in Angola through southern Dem. Rep. Congo to Rwanda, western Tanzania, and northern and western Zambia; presumed to occur in Burundi but not so far recorded. 

Comment

Reviewed by Schmidt and Inger, 1959, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 56: 70-75. Specimens cited by Amiet, 1973, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 13: 137, and Amiet, 1974, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 18: 112, were confused with Ptychadena straeleni, according to Perret, 1979, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 102: 18. See also accounts by Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 150, and Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 325. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 262–263, provided a brief account and photograph. Marques, Ceríaco, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2018, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 65 (Suppl. II): 132–133, provided a map for Angola and brief discussion of literature.See Bittencourt-Silva, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (2: e181): 11, for comment on population in western Zambia. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 338–339, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.   

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