Ptychadena guibei Laurent, 1954

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

Ptychadena chrysogaster guibei Laurent, 1954, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Zool., 34: 23. Holotype: MD 2097, by original designation. Type locality: "Muita, Luembe E, Angola".

Rana (Ptychadena) chrysogaster guibei Schmidt and Inger, 1959, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 56: 68. 

Ptychadena guibeiPoynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 154.

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

English Names

Guibe's Yellow-bellied Grass Frog (Lambiris, 1990 "1989", Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 10: 118).

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

Guibe's Ridged Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 326).

Guibe's Grass Frog (Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 308).


Scattered localities in northern Mozambique, eastern Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, southern Dem. Rep. Congo, Rwanda, and central-eastern Angola south to Caprivi region of Namibia and adjacent Botswana.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Angola, Botswana, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe


See accounts by Schmidt and Inger, 1959, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 56: 65, Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 154, Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 326-327, and Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 308-309. Mercurio, 2011, Amph. Malawi: 255, provided an account for Malawi. Ohler and Frétey, 2014, J. E. Afr. Nat. Hist., 103: 96–98, provided a brief discussion of a collection from northern Mozambique. Conradie, Bittencourt-Silva, Engelbrecht, Loader, Menegon, Nanvonamuquitxo, Scott, and Tolley, 2016, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 92: 163–180, reported a population from Mount M'pàluwé, Nampula Province, Mozambique. Ceríaco, Marques, and Bandeira, 2016, Anf. Rept. Parque Nac. Cangandala: 49, provided a brief account for Malanje Province, Angola. Marques, Ceríaco, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2018, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 65 (Suppl. II): 133–134, provided a map for Angola and brief discussion of literature. See Bittencourt-Silva, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (2: e181): 11, commented on confusion with Ptychadena mossambica and Ptychadena schillukorum in western Zambia. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 346–347, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Dehling, Mindje, and Sinsch, 2023, Salamandra, 59: 42–50, reported on the range in Rwanda, the morphological diagnosis, and call characteristics. Dehling and Sinsch, 2023, Diversity, 15 (512): 1–81, discussed the range, identification, natural history, advertisement call, and conservation status in Rwanda.  

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