Ptychadena retropunctata (Angel, 1949)

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

Rana (Ptychadena) retropunctata Angel, 1949, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 21: 509. Syntypes: MNHNP 225–228, 9673, according to XXX. Type locality: "Ziéla (mare en savane-prarie, en pleine saison des pluies)", Mt. Nimba, Guinea.

Rana (Ptychadena) retropunctataGuibé and Lamotte, 1957, Bull. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, Ser. A, 19: 958. Dubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 233; by implication.

Ptychadena retropunctataGuibé and Lamotte, 1957, Bull. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, Ser. A, 19: 942. Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 56; by implication.

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

English Names

Nimba Grass Frog ( Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 330). 

Distribution

Southeastern Senegal, as well as in the Loma Mountains, Sierra Leone, and lower mountain areas in southeastern areas in southeastern Guinea and neighboring Liberia, 700 to 800 m elevation; Mont Nimba region of Ivory Coast. 

Comment

See Schiøtz, 1964, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 127: 23. Removed from the synonymy of Rana maccarthyensis by Guibé and Lamotte, 1957, Bull. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, Ser. A, 19: 942, where it had been placed by Loveridge, 1955, Rev. Suisse Zool., 62: 130. Rödel, 2000, Herpetofauna W. Afr., 1: 140–141, provided an account. See brief comments by Rödel, Bangoura, and Böhme, 2004, Herpetozoa, Wien, 17: 105–106, regarding range and natural history. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 330–331, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Kanga, Kouamé, Zogbass, Gongomin, Agoh, Kouamé, Konan, Adepo-Gourène, Gourène, and Rödel, 2021, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 15: 71–107, commented on conservation status, identification, range, and habitat on the Ivory Coast side of Mont Nimba. 

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