n African Journal of Herpetology - Rediscovery and identity of Fischer, 1884 - : short communication

Volume 55, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2156-4574
  • E-ISSN: 2153-3660
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We report on the rediscovery of the type specimen of <I>Phrynobatrachus monticola&lt;/I&gt; Fischer, 1884 and clarify its real taxonomic position within the sub-Saharan ranid genus <I>Tomopterna</I>. We redescribe the type and compare it to the other four currently recognized East African <I>Tomopterna</I> species. However, based on usual morphological criteria, right now it can not be decided whether <I>T. monticola&lt;/I&gt; is a separate, valid species or a senior <I>(T. luganga)&lt;/I&gt; or junior synonym <I>(T. tuberculosa)&lt;/I&gt; of another name.

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