Ptychadena upembae (Schmidt and Inger, 1959)

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

Rana (Ptychadena) upembae Schmidt and Inger, 1959, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 56: 111. Holotype: MRAC (formerly Inst. Parcs Natl. Congo Belge) 1228 according to Lang, 1990, Doc. Trav., Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg., 59: 13. Type locality: "Kaswabilenga, Parc National de l'Upemba, Province Katanga, Belgian Congo [=Dem. Rep. Congo]".

Ptychadena upembaePoynton, 1964, Senckenb. Biol., 45: 207; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 56; by implication.

Ptychadena upembae machadoi Laurent, 1964, Publ. Cult. Companhia Diamantes Angola, 67: 134. Holotype: MD 5364, by original designation. Type locality: "Alto Chicapa, Lunda [Sur Province]", Angola.

Ptychadena upembae upembaeLaurent, 1964, Publ. Cult. Companhia Diamantes Angola, 67: 134, by implication.

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

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

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

English Names

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

Upemba Ridged Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 129; Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 342-344; Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 316).

Upemba Grass Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 338).

Distribution

East-central Angola, Katanga Province (Dem. Rep. Congo), Zambia, Malawi, and northern Mozambique.

Comment

Discussed by Stewart, 1967, Amph. Malawi: 76-77. See Laurent, 1964, Publ. Cult. Companhia Diamantes Angola, 67: 134, for a subspecies (Ptychadena upembae machadoi). See also Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 150-151, fand Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 342-344, for accounts of southern population. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 316-317, provided an account for East Africa. Mercurio, 2011, Amph. Malawi: 271-273, provided an account for Malawi. Marques, Ceríaco, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2018, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 65 (Suppl. II): 142, provided a map for Angola and brief discussion of the literature. See Bittencourt-Silva, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (2: e181): 12, for comment on population in western Zambia. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 338–339, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Ceríaco, Marques, André, Afonso, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2020, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 162: 412–413, discussed and pictured the holotype and the dispersal of paratypes of Ptychadena upembae machadoi

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