Phrynomantis microps Peters, 1875

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: 562

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5252/zoosystema2020v42a28

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4337118

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038C87CC-FFD9-FF89-FC77-FEFEFC12F802

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Felipe

scientific name

Phrynomantis microps Peters, 1875
status

 

Phrynomantis microps Peters, 1875  

( Fig. 5D View FIG )

COLLECTION MATERIAL. — Burkina Faso   4 ♂ ( SVL 38.2- 38.6 mm); Kourweogo province , Laye; 12.53081°N, – 1.77155°W; 290 m a.s.l.; VIII.1968; M. Lamotte leg.; MNHN-RA-2000.5667, 2000.5660, 2000.5657, 2000.5659 GoogleMaps   1 ♂ ( SVL 41.1 mm); Sanemantenga province , Kossoghin; 13.29944°N, – 1.05088°W; 320 m a.s.l.; VIII.1966; M. Lamotte leg.; MNHN-RA-1995.7090 GoogleMaps   .

FIELD MATERIAL. — Burkina Faso   1 ♂ ( SVL 38.2 mm); Arly National Park , the floodplain; 11.57852°N, 1.46004°E; 255 m a.s.l.; 16. VI.2018; H. J. Ayoro leg.; near a small water body; hand capture GoogleMaps   1 ♀ ( SVL 42.5 mm); Koti ; 11.38788°N, – 3.06401°W; 310 m a.s.l.; 15.IX.2018; same collector as for preceding; in a peanut field; hand capture GoogleMaps   1 ♂ ( SVL 42.3 mm), 1 ♀ ( SVL 51.4 mm); Folonzo village swampy valley; 9.95777°N, – 4.67455°W; 240 m a.s.l.; 6.VIII.2018; H. J. Ayoro & A. Ohler leg.; anthill and scorpion’s holes; hand capture GoogleMaps   2 ♂; on the edge of Pabré dam; 12.51597°N, – 1.59923°W; 290 m a.s.l.; 11-12.VII.2017; same collectors as for preceding; under the trees near the dam; acoustic report GoogleMaps   1 ♂; near the “ Ancien barrage”; 12.22843°N, – 1.34766°W; 285 m a.s.l.; 16.VII.2017; same collectors as for preceding; acoustic report GoogleMaps   1 ♂; in the Koubri monaster reserve around the Monastery Hostel; 12.21687°N, – 1.35048°W; 280 m a.s.l.; 17.VII.2017; same collectors as for preceding; acoustic report GoogleMaps   1♂; W National Park , near PK-27 bouli; 11.88744°N, 2.11913°W; 265 m a.s.l.; 20. VI.2018; H. J. Ayoro leg.; acoustic report GoogleMaps   1 ♂; the Kabougou village swampy valley; 11.96075°N, 1.99744°E; 280 m a.s.l.; 22. VI.2018; same collector as for preceding; near paddy field; acoustic report GoogleMaps   3 ♂; Kou Forest ; 11.18888°N, – 4.43944°W; 260 m a.s.l.; 7-9.VIII.2018; H. J. Ayoro & A. Ohler leg.; in the savannah part and at the edge of this forest; acoustic report GoogleMaps   Ioba province , Djikologo (close to Bontioli reserve); 10.94253°N, – 3.15788°W; 260 m a.s.l.; J. Penner leg. GoogleMaps   Dano , Gbagba; 11.18133°N, – 3.05159°W; 300 m a.s.l.; 2011; J. Penner leg.; field direct observation GoogleMaps   .

LITERATURE REPORTS. — Burkina Faso • Yako ; 12.96744°N, – 2.26155°W; 330 m a.s.l.; 18.VIII.1961 ( SchiØtz 1967) GoogleMaps   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. — 9 specimens examined. Size within the range given by Rödel (2000). Characterized by a unique body shape and a red back ( Fig. 5D View FIG ). Presence of a fine dark brown vertebral line on the back. In alcohol, the red colouration getting a greyish.

HABITAT. — The species calls often below shrubs and from holes. In Comoé-Léraba Forest, males were collected in shrubs on the edge of a large dark scorpion hole where they were calling. It was also found on the edge of water under a tree. A female was found on an anthill ready to withdraw into a hole. The species has been reported to often occur within ant nests and scorpion burrows ( Rödel & Braun 1999; Rödel et al. 2013).

It is known that P. microps   colonizes various savannah habitats including dense tree savannah where it is found in flooded meadows, in ponds and swamps ( SchiØtz 1967; Rödel 2000; Hirschfeld & Rödel 2011). Barej et al. (2017) reported its occurence in West and Central Africa.

VI

Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Microhylidae

Genus

Phrynomantis