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26 August 2011 Herpetofauna of Montane Areas of Tanzania. 5. Range Extension of Phrynobatrachus sulfureogularis (Anura, Phrynobatrachidae) from Burundi to the Mahale Mountains of Western Tanzania with a Redescription of the Species
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Two large forest Phrynobatrachus (male, snout–urostyle length 42.2 mm; subadult, snout–urostyle length 27.4 mm) were collected from the Mahale Mountains in Tanzania, exhibiting a large tympanum (55%–76% of the eye diameter), large digital discs, and a bright yellow throat in males. A comparison of these two individuals with all described Phyrnobatrachus species was made, and they were found to fit the description of P. sulfureogularis, a poorly known species only known from the type locality in Burundi. This new population represents a substantial southern range extension or potentially a similar, yet undescribed species.

Lucinda P. Lawson and Breda Zimkus "Herpetofauna of Montane Areas of Tanzania. 5. Range Extension of Phrynobatrachus sulfureogularis (Anura, Phrynobatrachidae) from Burundi to the Mahale Mountains of Western Tanzania with a Redescription of the Species," Fieldiana Life and Earth Sciences 2011(4), (26 August 2011). https://doi.org/10.3158/2158-5520-4.1.112
Published: 26 August 2011
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