Amietia delalandii ( Dumeril & Bibron, 1841),

Conradie, Werner, Bittencourt-Silva, Gabriela B., Engelbrecht, Hanlie M., Loader, Simon P., Menegon, Michele, Nanvonamuquitxo, C, 2016, Exploration into the hidden world of Mozambique's sky island forests: new discoveries of reptiles and amphibians, Zoosystematics and Evolution 92 (2), pp. 163-180: 168

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Amietia delalandii ( Dumeril & Bibron, 1841)


Taxon classification Animalia Anura Pyxicephalidae

Amietia delalandii ( Dumeril & Bibron, 1841) 


Mt. Mabu ( PEM A11188, male, 77.2 mm SUL; PEM A11189, juvenile, 27.3 mm SUL; PEM A11190, male 58.3 mm SUL; PEM A11191, female, 75.5 mm SUL; PEM A11254, male, 52.8 mm SUL; PEM A11255, juvenile, 29.3 mm SUL; PEM A11256, female, 63.3 mm SUL; PEM A11257, female, 73.3 mm SUL; PEM A11258, female, 74.7 mm SUL; PEM A11259, juvenile, 32.5 mm SUL), Mt. Namuli ( PEM A11300, female, 83.7 mm SUL; PEM A11301, female, 44.0 mm SUL; PEM A11302, male, 74.6 mm SUL; PEM A11319, male, 86.4 mm SUL; PEM A11397, female, 50.3 mm SUL, PEM T692-3), Mt. M’pàluwé ( PEM A11363, male, 57.0 mm SUL; PEM A11373; male, 32.0 mm SUL; PEM A11374, juvenile, 29.8 mm SUL; PEM A11395, juvenile, 29.3 mm SUL; PEM A11396, juvenile, 26.4 mm SUL).


Channing and Baptista (2013) revised southern African river frogs and restrict Amietia angolensis  to Angola and assign southern populations of Amietia angolensis  to either Amietia quecketti  or Amietia poyntoni  . Channing et al. (2016) re-instated Amietia delalandii  as a senior synonym of Amietia quecketti  . More recently, Larson et al. (2016) identified several well-supported cryptic lineages of river frogs previously assigned to Amietia angolensis  in the Albertine Rift region, which refer that further cryptic diversity can be expected in East Africa. The phylogenetic affinities of our newly sampled population are unknown and additional work will be necessary to clarify its taxonomic status. Commonly found at both low and high elevation in forested streams (Fig. 3D).