A new species of Phrynobatrachus (Anura: Ranidae) from Tanzania

TitleA new species of Phrynobatrachus (Anura: Ranidae) from Tanzania
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsCrutsinger, G., Pickersgill M., Channing A., & Moyer D.
JournalAfrican Zoology
Volume39
Pagination19-23
Date PublishedApril 2004
Abstract

A new species of puddle frog in the genus Phrynobatrachus (Ranidae) is described from central Tanzania. It is compared to all other East African species and found to be most similar to P natalensis. The distinctive features of this species include the male advertisement call, visible tympanum, snout-vent length, and the lack of digital discs.