Ptychadena tellinii (Peracca, 1904)

Ayoro, Halamoussa Joëlle, Segniagbeto, Gabriel Hoinsoudé, Hema, Emmanuel Midibahaye, Penner, Johannes, Oueda, Adama, Dubois, Alain, Rödel, Mark-Oliver, Kabré, Gustave Boureima & Ohler, Annemarie, 2020, List of amphibian species (Vertebrata, Tetrapoda) of Burkina Faso, Zoosystema 42 (28), pp. 547-582: 572

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5252/zoosystema2020v42a28

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:5CAF9561-DB13-4E22-BB65-7B771976637C

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4337072

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038C87CC-FFD3-FF83-FED8-FF3FFBDDFE9B

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Felipe

scientific name

Ptychadena tellinii (Peracca, 1904)
status

 

Ptychadena tellinii (Peracca, 1904)  

COLLECTION MATERIAL. — Burkina Faso   2♀ ( SVL 34.5-42 mm); Houet province , Sokourani near Hippopotamus pond; 11.51185°N, – 4.11611°W; 320 m a.s.l.; 8.XI.1970; M. Lamotte leg.; MNHNRA-1998.2724, 1998.2725 GoogleMaps   6 ♀ ( SVL 35.3-47.2 mm); Bobo-Dioulasso , Pala; 11.18803°N, – 4.29744°W; 430 m a.s.l.; XI.1970; M. Lamotte leg.; MNHN-RA-1997.1032, 1997.1033, 1997.1034, 1997.1035, 1997.1036, 1997.1037 GoogleMaps   2 ♂ ( SVL 31.5 -34.0 mm); Kourweogo province , Laye; 12.53083°N, – 1.77152°W; 290 m a.s.l.; X.1970; M. Lamotte leg.; MNHN-RA-1998.2009, 1998.2010 GoogleMaps   1♀ ( SVL 40.1 mm), 2 subadults ( SVL 23-25.8 mm); Léraba province , Sindou; 10.66981°N, – 5.16290°W; 380 m a.s.l.; 4.XI.1970; M. Lamotte leg.; MNHN-RA-1998.2731, 1998.2732, 1996.3865 GoogleMaps   1♀ ( SVL 37.8 mm); Fada N’Gourma ; 12.06055°N, 0.34910°E; 290 m a.s.l.; II.1983; H. Meyer leg.; ZFMK 38701 View Materials GoogleMaps   1 subadult ( SVL 25.2 mm); Dano , Batiara; 11.21322°N, – 3.02685°W; 280 m a.s.l.; 21.X.2003; NA leg.; ZMB 84696 View Materials GoogleMaps   .

FIELD MATERIAL. — Burkina Faso   1♀ ( SVL 40.6 mm); around the “ Baignade des Eléphants ”; 11.71809°N, – 2.83793°W; 270 m a.s.l.; 8.XI.2017; H. J. Ayoro leg.; under dry grasses; hand capture GoogleMaps   1♀ ( SVL 34.8 mm); Petit Balé dam; 11.59999°N, – 2.92701°W; 240 m a.s.l.; 9.XI.2017; same collector as for preceding; under a rock near water body; hand capture GoogleMaps   1 subadult ( SVL 26.8 mm); the edge of Tiona pond; 11.63241°N, – 2.85437°W; 265 m a.s.l.; 9.XI.2017; same collector as for preceding; under dry grasses near water body; hand capture GoogleMaps   1 ♀ ( SVL 40.3 mm), 2 subadults ( SVL 27.8 -32.0 mm); the Mouhoun River bank; 11.77879°N, – 2.91244°W; 245 m a.s.l.; 10.XI.2017; same collector as for preceding; on a heap of dry grasses; hand capture GoogleMaps   1♂ ( SVL 37.2 mm); Arly National Park ; 11.57044°N, 1. 45211°E; 190 m a.s.l.; 12. VI.2018; same collector as for preceding; close to a small water body on a trail; hand capture GoogleMaps   3 ♂ ( SVL 34.2- 34.5 mm); the floodplain, close to the Bouliabou pond; 11.57852°N, 1.46004°W; 255 m a.s.l.; 16-17. VI.2018; same collector as for preceding; near water body; hand capture GoogleMaps   1♂; Loumbila dam; 12.49837°N, – 1.40313°W; 285 m a.s.l.; 15.VII.2017; H. J. Ayoro & A. Ohler leg.; in a vegetable garden; acoustic report GoogleMaps   8♂ ( SVL 32.0- 34.5 mm), 6♀ ( SVL 36.4-43.7 mm), 11 subadults ( SVL 25.8-29.1 mm); Fafo dam; 11.33470°N, – 3.01947°W; 300 m a.s.l.; 10.XI.2018; H. J. Ayoro leg.; in a paddy field; hand capture GoogleMaps   .

LITERATURE REPORTS. — Burkina Faso • Gourma province, Fada N’gourma ; 12.06051°N, 0.34913°E; 300 m a.s.l.; II.1983 and I-III.2008 ( Böhme et al. 1996; Mohneke et al. 2011) GoogleMaps   Ganzourgou province, Mogtedo ; 12.31844°N, – 0.83601°W; 280 m a.s.l. (Mohneke 2011; Mohneke et al. 2011) GoogleMaps   Zorgho; 12.2483°N, – 0.6278°W; 300 m a.s.l.; I-III.2008 (Mohneke 2011; Mohneke et al. 2011) GoogleMaps   Houet province, Karankasso Vigué ; 11.00982°N, – 3.90001°W; 300 m a.s.l.; 1985 ( Böhme & Heath 2018) GoogleMaps   .

DESCRIPTION. — 49 specimens examined.Size measures of our vouchers within the size range of Rödel (2000), 30-39 mm for males and 36-47 mm for females. Body of robust shape with a slightly pointed snout and long hind legs. Webbing formula: I 1 - 1 ½ II 0 - 2 III 0 - 2 IV 1 ½ - 0 V. No supernumerary tubercles on toes. Numerous, very indistinct, flat and continuous dorsal ridges. Dorsal colour almost uniformly red brown to red. Females more reddish than males. Presence of brown to black lateral bands on flanks. Dark patches of variable size usually present on snout. Color of canthal and tympanic region dark brown to deep black.

COMMENT. — Rana schubotzi Sternfeld, 1917   and Rana huguettae Inger, 1968   are currently considered subjective junior synonyms of Phrynobatrachus tellinii Perraca, 1904   , thus the valid name is Ptychadena tellinii   ( Perret 1981; Largen 2001).

HABITAT. — Specimens collected in Arly National Park were found near a small water body where they were in amplexus. In National Park of Deux Balés P. tellinii   was captured under a rock and an accumulation of dry grasses on the edge of a pond. We heard a male calling in a vegetable garden at Loumbila. Ptychadena tellinii   can be found under rocks near rivers and in dry savannah pools in the dry season where it seeks refuge in crevices and between rotten wood ( Rödel 2000; Largen 2001).

ZMB

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (Zoological Collections)

VI

Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Ptychadenidae

Genus

Ptychadena