Ptychadena straeleni (Inger, 1968)

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

Rana straeleni Inger, 1968, Explor. Parc Natl. Garamba, Miss. H. de Saeger, 52: 82. Holotype: MRAC 73067B3093 (formerly RFI 4351) according to Lang, 1990, Doc. Trav., Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg., 59: 13. Type locality: "on km north of Nagero, Parc National de la Garamba, Congo [= Dem. Rep. Congo]".

Rana (Ptychadena) straeleniDubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 233, by implication.

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

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

English Names

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

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


Northern Dem. Rep. Congo (Parc National de la Garamba) thought Central African Republic to the Adamaoua Plateau, central Cameroon, in savanna; expected in South Sudan and southernmost Chad.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Likely/Controversially Present: Chad, South Sudan


Discussed by Perret, 1979, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 102: 18. The sonogram published by Amiet, 1974, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 18: 112, as that of Ptychadena grandisonae is of this species according to Perret, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 476. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 334–335, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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