Amnirana parkeriana (Mertens, 1938)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Amnirana > Species: Amnirana parkeriana

Rana albolabris acutirostris Parker, 1936, Novit. Zool., 40: 141. Holotype: BMNH, by original designation; museum records give 1936.8.1.1 (now reregistered as 1947.2.3.69) as the holotype. Type locality: "Congulu" (= Congolo), western Angola. Preoccupied by Rana fusca acutirostris Fatio, 1872.

Rana albolabris parkeriana Mertens, 1938, Abh. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 442: 14. Replacement name for Rana albolabris acutirostris.

Rana albolabris parkeriana Loveridge, 1941, Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus., 91: 113. Replacement name for Rana albolabris acutirostris. Junior objective homonym of Rana albolabris parkeriana Mertens, 1938.

Hylarana parkerianaPerret, 1977, Rev. Suisse Zool., 84: 844.

Rana parkerianaPerret, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 509.

Rana (Hylarana) parkerianaDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42, by implication.

Rana (Amnirana) parkerianaDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324.

Amnirana parkerianaChanning, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 270. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 33; Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 187 (provisional arrangement).

Hydrophylax parkerianusFrost, 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: 368.

Hylarana parkerianaChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13, by implication; Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 461, by implication.

English Names

Congolo Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 109).

Parker's White-lipped Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 270).


West-central Angola (Kwanza Sul) in lowland forest and swampy areas along the coast.


In the Rana (Amnirana) albolabris group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324. Discussed by Perret, 1977, Rev. Suisse Zool., 84: 844, as Hylarana parkeriana. See account (as Amnirana parkeriana) by Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 270–271. Marques, Ceríaco, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2018, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 65 (Suppl. II): 161–162, provided a map for Angola and brief discussion of the literature. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 394–395, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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