Chiromantis kelleri Boettger, 1893

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Chiromantis > Species: Chiromantis kelleri

Chiromantis kelleri Boettger, 1893, Zool. Anz., 16: 131. Syntypes: SMF (2 specimens) by original designation; SMF 7001 designated lectotype by Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 46. Type locality: "Im Inneren der Somalisteppen häufig, besonders am Steppensee bei Laku und im Lande der Abdallah nördlich vom Webithal", Ethiopia. Synonymy by Parker, 1932, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1932: 366.

Hylambates enantiodactylus Calabresi, 1916, Monit. Zool. Ital., 27: 36. Types: MZUF. Type locality: "Bardera", Somalia. "Will doubtlessly be demonstrated to be a Chiromantis. . . " according to Noble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 322. Synonymy with Chiromantis petersii kelleri by Parker, 1932, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1932: 366. Synonymy by Lanza, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 172.

Chiromantis macrops Ahl, 1929, Zool. Anz., 80: 29. Holotype: ZMB unnumbered in the original publication; ZMB 26907 according to Poynton, 2000, Afr. J. Herpetol., 49: 118. Largen, 2001, Tropical Zool., 14: 348, considers ZMB 26907, 57999-58000 as syntypes. Type locality: "Ganda Ali, Annia Galla und Arussi Galla", Tanzania. Synonymy by Loveridge, 1933, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 74: 391; Parker, 1932, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1932: 366; Poynton, 2000, Afr. J. Herpetol., 49: 120.

Leptopelis enantiodactylusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 220.

Chiromantis petersii kelleriParker, 1932, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1932: 366.

Chiromantis kelleriPoynton, 2000, Afr. J. Herpetol., 49: 111-128.

English Names

Keller's Foam-nest Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 335).

Distribution

Savannas of lowland eastern and southern Ethiopia and Somalia into Kenya; presumably extending into South Sudan.

Comment

See comment under Chiromantis petersii. Removed from the synonymy of Chiromantis petersii by Poynton, 2000, Afr. J. Herpetol., 49: 111-128, where it had been placed by Parker, 1932, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1932: 366. Largen, 2001, Tropical Zool., 14: 348-349, commented on distribution. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 335-336, provided an account. See account, photograph, and map for Ethiopia by Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 211. Spawls, Wasonga, and Drewes, 2019, Amph. Kenya: 50, provided a photograph, range map, and brief characterization. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 210–211, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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