Kassina fusca SchiØtz, 1967, SchiOtz, 1967

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: 561-562

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.4337080

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038C87CC-FFD8-FF89-FC08-FD5DFE9EFE40

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Kassina fusca SchiØtz, 1967
status

 

Kassina fusca SchiØtz, 1967  

( Fig. 5A View FIG )

COLLECTION MATERIAL. — Burkina Faso   1♂ ( SVL 29.5 mm), 1♀ ( SVL 37.3 mm); Kourweogo province , Laye; 12.53083°N, – 1.77150°W; 290 m a.s.l.; 6.VIII.1966; M. Lamotte leg.;MNHNRA-1998.2011, 1998.2302 GoogleMaps   .

FIELD MATERIAL. — Burkina Faso   3 ♂ ( SVL 32.2-32.4 mm), 1♀ ( SVL 35.8 mm); Arly National Park , Bongola swampy valley; 11.53252°N, 1.48241°E; 170 m a.s.l.; 13. VI.2018; H. J. Ayoro leg.; at the base of shrubs; hand capture GoogleMaps   1♂ ( SVL 32.0 mm), 1 ♀ ( SVL 31.4 mm); Arly National Park , in the floodplain; 11.57852°N, 1.46004°E; 255 m a.s.l.; 16. VI.2018; same collector as for preceding; in a bare space; hand capture GoogleMaps   1 ♂; W National Park , around the PK-27 bouli; 11.88744°N, 2.11913°W; 265 m a.s.l.; 20. VI.2018; same collector as for preceding; in a bush near the water body; acoustic report GoogleMaps   6 ♂ ( SVL 32.2-35.5 mm), 4 ♀ ( SVL 32.8-36.5 mm); W National Park , the edge of a temporary pond (1 km south-west of the Kabougou forest post office); 11.93669°N, 1.99464°E; 310 m a.s.l.; 21. VI.2018; same collector as for preceding; near water body; hand capture GoogleMaps   1 ♂ ( SVL 29.8 mm); Comoé-Léraba Forest ; 9.88803°N, 4.61969°W; 230 m a.s.l.; 5.VIII.2018; H. J. Ayoro & A. Ohler leg.; near a maize field (50 m of the forest); hand capture GoogleMaps   1 ♂ ( SVL 32.4 mm); Folonzo village swampy valley; 9.95777°N, – 4.67455°W; 240 m a.s.l.; 6.VIII.2018; same collectors as for preceding; in a cavity of tree; hand capture GoogleMaps   4♂ ( SVL 32.8 -35.0 mm), 3 ♀ ( SVL 41.7-42.7 mm); Koti ; 11.38779°N, – 3.06401°W; 310 m a.s.l.; 22.VIII.2018; H. J. Ayoro leg.; near a bean field; hand capture GoogleMaps   3 ♂; Kou Forest , on the bank of Kou River in the savannah part; 11.18815°N, – 4.44397°W; 375 m a.s.l.; 9.VIII.2018; H. J. Ayoro & A. Ohler leg.; in a bush on the river bank; acoustic report GoogleMaps   2 ♂; Koubri , around “Ancien barrage”; 12.22828°N, – 1.34587°W; 320 m a.s.l.; 16.VII.2017; same collectors as for preceding; acoustic report GoogleMaps   Ioba province , near Dissin; 10.94250°N, – 3.15778°W; 260 m a.s.l.; 2011; J. Penner leg.; field direct observation GoogleMaps   .

LITERATURE REPORTS. — Burkina Faso • Gourma province, Fada N’gourma ; 12.06051°N, 0.34913°E; 300 m a.s.l.; 1983, 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   .

DESCRIPTION. — 29 specimens examined. According to SchiØtz (1999) and Rödel (2000), SVL of this species ranging from 29- 40.5 mm in both sexes. In the observed specimens, males measure 29.8-35.5 mm and females 31.4-42.7 mm SVL. The back of living specimens of a light green-olive colouration with scattered larger and smaller darker spots ( Fig. 5A View FIG ).

HABITAT. — This species calls at night from holes at the base of shrubs. After rain these frogs may be found moving on the open ground, between grasses and bushes during the night. This species was not found in Dori and Yakouta in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso. It is a common West African savannah species, with a distribution ranging from southern Senegal to western Nigeria ( Böhme et al. 1996; SchiØtz 1999; Rödel 2000; Nago et al. 2006; Segniagbeto et al. 2007).

VI

Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Hyperoliidae

Genus

Kassina