Petropedetes,

Barej, Michael F., Rödel, Mark-Oliver, Gonwouo, Legrand Nono, Pauwels, Olivier S. G., Böhme, Wolfgang & Schmitz, Andreas, 2010, Review of the genus Petropedetes Reichenow, 1874 in Central Africa with the description of three new species (Amphibia: Anura: Petropedetidae), Zootaxa 2340, pp. 1-49: 41

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.193288

publication LSID

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scientific name

Petropedetes
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Key to adult Central African Petropedetes  species

1 toes fully webbed .......................................................................................................................................................... 2

1 ’ toes half-webbed or rudimentary-webbed .................................................................................................................... 3

2 tympanum distinct; in males ¾ of eye diameter or larger, males with tympanic papillae ( Fig. 8View FIGURE 8 a) and carpal spike in breeding season, tympanum in females up to ¾ of eye diameter; femoral glands large (larger in males) ...... P. perreti 

2 ’ tympanum indistinct in both sexes ( Fig. 8View FIGURE 8 d), small; males without tympanic papillae, but with carpal spike in breeding season; femoral glands large to very large (larger in males) ................................................................ P. palmipes 

3 toes half-webbed ........................................................................................................................................................... 4

3 ’ toes rudimentary-webbed.............................................................................................................................................. 5

4 tympanum distinct; males with tympanic papillae ( Fig. 8View FIGURE 8 c) and carpal spike in breeding season; femoral gland line shaped in both sexes ( Fig. 9View FIGURE 9 c) .............................................................................................. P. juliawurstnerae  sp. nov.

4 ’ tympanum indistinct; males without tympanic papillae or carpal spike ( Fig. 8View FIGURE 8 b); femoral gland ovoid ( Fig. 9View FIGURE 9 b), larger in males ....................................................................................................................................... P. cameronensis 

5 tympanum small but distinct, in males smaller or equal to eye diameter, in females tympanum less than half eye diameter ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 a); males with tympanic papillae and carpal spike in breeding season; femoral gland large................ ..................................................................................................................................................................... P. johnstoni 

5 ’ tympanum of moderate size or large and distinct, in males usually bigger than the eye, in females half the eye diameter or larger; males with tympanic papillae and carpal spike in breeding season; femoral gland very small to moderate .................................................................................................................................................................................. 6

6 femoral gland of moderate size; tympanum in males usually oval shaped or flattened, males with tympanic papillae closer to the centre than upper border, carpal spike present in breeding season; females larger than males; species of moderate size (males: <43 mm; females: <47 mm)........................................................................ P. vulpiae  sp. nov.

6 ’ femoral gland small or very small, shifted to the posterior side of the leg; tympanum in males rounded or flattened; males with tympanic papillae closer to upper border than to centre, carpal spike present in breeding season; large species (males:> 60 mm; females:> 50 mm) .............................................................................................................. 7

7 femoral gland small but distinct ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2 c), in males about 22 % of femur length; tympanum in males ¾ of eye diameter or larger than eye, occurs in lower altitudes of south-western Cameroon and eastern Nigeria ( Fig. 4View FIGURE 4) .... P. parkeri 

7 ’ femoral gland very small (smallest in genus Fig. 2View FIGURE 2 d), in males only about 16 % of femur length; tympanum in males as large as eye diameter, occurs in higher altitudes at Mt. Kupe and Mt. Nlonako ( Fig. 4View FIGURE 4) ....... P. euskircheni  sp. nov.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Petropedetidae