Ptychadena robeensis Goutte, Reyes-Velasco, Freilich, Kassie, and Boissinot, 2021

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

Ptychadena robeensis Goutte, Reyes-Velasco, Freilich, Kassie, and Boissinot, 2021, ZooKeys, 1016: 111. Holotype: Sandra Goutte 81, by original designation. Type locality: "between Robe and Ali (7.2111°N, 39.9672°E, 2374 m a.s.l.)", Ethiopia. 

English Names

None noted. 


Occupies a very small range (7.05–7.23°N, 39.78–39.98°E) around the town of Robe, Bale zone, Oromia, Ethiopia; found at elevations ranging from 2375 m to 3120 m elevation. Westernmost individuals found near Dinsho, which is also the highest elevation point of the species range. In the south found between Robe and Goba, while it is known up to just west of Ali in the north. 


Original publication provided a detailed account, phylogenetic placement, morphometrics, advertisement call, habitat, and placement in their Ptychadena erlangeri group of the Ptychadena neumanni complex.

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