Ptychadena perreti Guibé and Lamotte, 1958

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

Ptychadena perreti Guibé and Lamotte, 1958, Bull. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, Ser. A, 20: 1456. Syntypes: MNHNP 58.367-368, by original designation. Type locality: "Foulassi, Sangmélima (Cameroon), en forêt".

Rana (Ptychadena) perretiGuibé and Lamotte, 1958, Bull. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, Ser. A, 20: 1448; Dubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 233; by implication.

Rana perretiInger, 1968, Explor. Parc Natl. Garamba, Miss. H. de Saeger, 52: 75.

Ptychadena perretiDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 56, by implication.

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

English Names

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

Perret's Grass Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 334).

Distribution

Cameroon and Gabon and Rep. Congo through southwestern Central African Republic to northern and southwestern Dem. Rep. Congo; possibly into Cabinda enclave of Angola.

Comment

See Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 342-343; Inger, 1968, Explor. Parc Natl. Garamba, Miss. H. de Saeger, 52: 75; and Amiet, 1974, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 18: 118. Frétey and Blanc, 2002 "2001", Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 126: 385, reported this species from Gabon. Jackson and Blackburn, 2007, Salamandra, 43: 149-164, provided a record for Nouabale-Ndoki National Park, Rep. Congo. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 310, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Nagy, Kusamba, Collet, and Gvoždík, 2013, Herpetol. Notes, 6:  413–419, provided a record from Bas-Congo, southwestern Dem. Rep. Congo. Baptista, Conradie, Vaz Pinto, and Branch, 2019, In Huntley, Russo, Lages, and Ferrand (eds.), Biodiversity in Angola: 257, noted specimens (Ptychadena cf. perreti) from Nkamuna, Bas-Congo Province, Dem. Rep. Congo, close to the Angola border suggesting its eventual discovery there. Zimkus and Larson, 2013, Salamandra, 49: 167, suggested that Ptychadena christyi may be a synonym. Dewynter, Frétey, Jongsma, Bamba-Kaya, and Pauwels, 2018, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 18: 37, provided a brief account and photographs from the Monts Birougou area of Gabon. Dewynter and Frétey, 2019, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 27: 37, summarized the literature for Gabon and provided photographs (p. 64). Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 334–335, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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