Nothophryne broadleyi Poynton, 1963

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pyxicephalidae > Subfamily: Cacosterninae > Genus: Nothophryne > Species: Nothophryne broadleyi

Nothophryne broadleyi Poynton, 1963, Ann. Natal Mus., 15: 326. Holotype: NMZB (formerly UM) 4331, by original designation. Type locality: "Dzole (8,900 ft. = c. 2,715 m.), Mount Mlanje, Nyasaland [= Malawi]".

English Names

Broadley's Mountain Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 102).

Mongrel Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 116; Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 301).

Broadley's Mongrel Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 374).  


Mount Mulanje and nearby inselbergs in southern Malawi, ca. 2715 m elevation. 


See account by Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 301-302. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 469. Mercurio, 2011, Amph. Malawi: 286-287, provided an account for Malawi. Bittencourt-Silva, Conradie, Siu-Ting, Tolley, Channing, Cunningham, Farooq, Menegon, and Loader, 2016, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol.: 89–102, noted several cryptic species, essentially one per mountain within the nominal species' range.  Conradie, Bittencourt-Silva, Farooq, Loader, Menegon, and Tolley, 2018, Afr. J. Herpetol., 67 ( 1–25, reviewed and restricted the species. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 374–375, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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