Ptychadena superciliaris (Günther, 1858)

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

English Names

Savanna Ridged Frog (Broadley, 1973, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 10: 23).

Sierra Leone Grassland Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 106).

Large-eyed Grass Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 328). 


Forests of Sierra Leone through southern Guinea and Liberia to southern Ivory Coast and southwestern Ghana.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone


Ptychadena abyssinica (Peters, 1881), was considered a synonym by Poynton, 1970, Ann. Natal Mus., 20: 365-375, following Schmidt and Inger, 1959, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 56: 105-109, and Peters, 1881, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1881: 162. Ptychadena abyssinica was transferred to the synonymy of Ptychadena anchietae by Perret, 1976, Arq. Mus. Bocage, Ser. 2, 6: 20, and Perret, 1979, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 102: 18. The removal of Ptychadena superciliaris from the synonymy of Ptychadena anchietae was accepted by Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 115-181. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 631. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 328–329, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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