Ptychadena hylaea Schmidt and Inger, 1959

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

Rana (Ptychadena) mascareniensis hylaea Schmidt and Inger, 1959, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 56: 76-85. Holotype: FMNH 57965, by original designation. Type locality: "Mount Nimba, Liberia".

Ptychadena hylaeaLamotte, 1967, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 39: 655.

English Names

None noted.


Forested regions from Mount Nimba eastwards of Uganda at moderate to high elevations.


Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 134-135, suggested that he would not get involved in the controversy of whether Ptychadena hylaea is conspecific with Ptychadena mascareniensis, but recognized the species and provided an account.

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