Amietia desaegeri (Laurent, 1972)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pyxicephalidae > Subfamily: Cacosterninae > Genus: Amietia > Species: Amietia desaegeri

English Names

Byangolo Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 107).

De Saeger's River Frog (Channing, Dehling, Lötters, and Ernst, 2016, Zootaxa, 4155: 27). 


West and south of the Ruwenzori Mountains of North Kivu Province, Dem. Rep. Congo and northwestern Rwanda.


Prior to the revision of Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297, placed in the Section Strongylopus, subgenus Afrana of Rana of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 334. Larson, Castro, Behangana, and Greenbaum, 2016, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 99: 168–181, doubted the occurrence of this species in Uganda. Channing, Dehling, Lötters, and Ernst, 2016, Zootaxa, 4155: 27–28, provided an account and revision. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 354–355, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Mali, Chifundera, Mlungu, Mizani, Katuala, Mbalitini, Ewango, Tungaluna, and Akaibe, 2019, Am. J. Zool., 2: 18–27, reported on specimens from Nord-Kivu, Dem. Rep. Congo.

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