Ptychadena pumilio (Boulenger, 1920)

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: 568-570

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5252/zoosystema2020v42a28

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4337084

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038C87CC-FFDF-FF81-FC44-F8F9FA6BFC95

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Felipe

scientific name

Ptychadena pumilio (Boulenger, 1920)
status

 

Ptychadena pumilio (Boulenger, 1920)  

( Fig. 6B, C View FIG )

COLLECTION MATERIAL. — Burkina Faso   6 ♀ ( SVL 25-27 mm), 1 ♂ ( SVL 29.2 mm); Nasso ; 11.20950°N, – 4.43952°W; 340 m a.s.l.; 6.XII.1968; M. Lamotte leg.; MNHN-RA-1999.7572, 1999.7573, 1999.7574, 1996.3900, 1996.3901, 1996.3902, 1996.3923 GoogleMaps   6 ♀ ( SVL 25.3 –34.0 mm); Bobo-Dioulasso , Pala; 11.14985°N, – 4.22671°W; 430 m a.s.l.; XI.1970; M. Lamotte leg.; MNHNRA-1996.3921, 1996.3922, 1996.3924, 1996.3925, 1996.3926, 1996.3927 GoogleMaps   3 ♀ ( SVL 25-27.4 mm); Loumana ; 10.58001°N, – 5.35043°W; 330 m a.s.l.; 30.X.1970; M. Lamotte leg.; MNHNRA-1996.7506, 1996.7507, 1996.7508 GoogleMaps   6 ♂ ( SVL 27.1-29.5 mm), 7 ♀ ( SVL 27.2-34.7 mm), 8 subadults ( SVL 18.8-24.1 mm); Samba ; 12.70144°N, – 2.40390°W; 290 m a.s.l.; VII.1962; M. Lamotte leg.; MNHN-RA-1996.3885, 1996.3888, 1996.3889, 1996.3894, 1996.3895, 1996.3896, 1996.3886, 1996.3887, 1996.3890, 1996.3892, 1996.3893, 1996.3878, 1996.3806, 1996.3876, 1996.3877, 1996.3879, 1996.3880, 1996.3881, 1996.3882, 1996.3883, 1996.3884 GoogleMaps   1 subadult ( SVL 25.2 mm); Dano , Batiara; 11.21325°N, – 3.02682°W; 280 m a.s.l.; 21.X.2003; M.-O. Rödel leg.; ZMB 84696 View Materials GoogleMaps   .

FIELD MATERIAL. — Burkina Faso   1 subadult ( SVL 23.8 mm); W National Park ; Kabougou River (its protected part); 11.97060°N, 2.01627°E; 265 m a.s.l.; 4.II.2017; H. J. Ayoro leg.; hidden under a dead wood; hand capture GoogleMaps   4 subadults ( SVL 18.0- 24.6 mm); Arly National Park , the edge of Bouliabou pond; 11.57892°N, 1.46397°E; 180 m a.s.l.; 2.III.2017; same collector as for preceding; in the cracks of dry mud; hand capture GoogleMaps   2 ♂ ( SVL 26.7-29.6 mm); the edge of Bouliabou pond; 11.57892°N, 1.46397°E; 180 m a.s.l.; 11. VI.2018; same collector as for preceding; hand capture GoogleMaps   2 ♂ ( SVL 26.4-27.4 mm); Arly National Park , the floodplain (500 m north of Bouliabou pond); 11.57852°N, 1.46004°E; 255 m a.s.l.; 16-17. VI.2018; same collector as for preceding; near water body; hand capture GoogleMaps   5 subadults ( SVL 21.5-25.5 mm); Deux Balés National Park, the edge of “Baignade des Eléphants”; 11.71809°N, – 2.83793°W; 270 m a.s.l.; 8.XI.2017; same collector as for preceding; on dry grasses; hand capture GoogleMaps   5 individuals; Deux Balés National Park , the edge of Jonction pond; 11.56736°N, – 2.86041°W; 255 m a.s.l.; 9.XI.2017; same collector as for preceding; on the mud; visual report GoogleMaps   9♀ ( SVL 28.5-30.9 mm), 3 subadults ( SVL 25.0- 26.5 mm); the edge of Kohéna pond; 11.67662°N, – 2.83611°W; 270 m a.s.l.; 9.XI.2017; same collector as for preceding; under dead wood and on the mud; hand capture GoogleMaps   1♀ ( SVL 29.0 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; hand capture GoogleMaps   2 subadults ( SVL 25.6 -27.0 mm); Deux Balés National Park , a flooded zone of Mouhoun River; 11.77879°N, – 2.91244°W; 245 m a.s.l.; 10.XI.2017; same collector as for preceding; on dry gasses; hand capture GoogleMaps   1♀ ( SVL 37.1 mm); Baboro swampy valley; 9.92521°N, – 4.5739°W; 230 m a.s.l.; 4.VIII.2018; H. J. Ayoro & A. Ohler leg.; near small water body; hand capture GoogleMaps   1♀ ( SVL 36.3 mm); flooded zone of the Comoé River ; 9.93239°N, – 4.60655°W; 220 m a.s.l.; 5.VIII.2018; same collectors as for preceding; near water body; hand capture GoogleMaps   2♂; Kou Forest , in its savannah part; 11.18815°N, – 4.44397°W; 375 m a.s.l.; 9.VIII.2018; same collectors as for preceding; under flooded grasses on a trail; acoustic report GoogleMaps   3♂; Dori , Toroodi; 14.00554°N, – 0.02405°W; 280 m a.s.l.; 24.VIII.2018; H. J. Ayoro leg.; visual and acoustic reports GoogleMaps   1♀ ( SVL 34.2 mm), 3 ♂ ( SVL 28.2-30.2 mm); the edge of Dori pond, swampy valley (on the road out from Dori to Gorom-Gorom); 14.04736°N, – 0.05723°W; 270 m a.s.l.; 25.VIII.2018; same collector as for preceding; under small submerged grasses; hand capture and acoustic report GoogleMaps   1 ♂ ( SVL 33.0 mm), 1 ♀ ( SVL 32.7 mm); the edge of Pabré dam; 12.51597°N, – 1.59923°W; 290 m a.s.l.; 10-12. VII.2017; H. J. Ayoro & A. Ohler leg.; around small water body; hand capture GoogleMaps   1♀ ( SVL 33.7 mm); the edge of “ Ancien barrage”; 12.22843°N, – 1.34766°W; 280 m a.s.l.; 16.VII.2017; same collector as for preceding; in the paddy field; hand capture GoogleMaps   4 subadults ( SVL 22.9-28.7 mm); the edge of Fafo dam; 11.33470°N, – 3.01947°W; 300 m a.s.l.; 10.XI.2018; H. J. Ayoro leg.; in a vegetable garden; hand capture GoogleMaps   Djikologo , close to the Bontioli Reserve; 10.93686°N, – 3.13800°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. GoogleMaps   Ganzourgou province, Mogtedo ; 12.31844°N, – 0.83601°W; 280 m a.s.l. • GoogleMaps   Zorgho; 12.2483°N, – 0.6278°W; 300 m a.s.l.; I-III.2008 (Mohneke 2011; Mohneke et al. 2011). GoogleMaps  

DESCRIPTION. — 76 specimens studied. Specimens studied 27.2-34.4 mm SVL in males and 29.0- 37.1 mm SVL in females; thus within the size range given by Rödel (2000) and Lamotte (1967a). S pecies with a moderately pointed snout and a slender body. Limbs thin and long; webbing formula: I 1 - 2 II 1 - 2 III 1 ½ - 2 IV 2 - 1 V. Supernumerary tubercles absent on toes. Three pairs of symmetrical and continuous ridges present on the back. A white, continuous lateral ridge extending from above the tympanum to the posterior part of the back. Dorsal colour pattern from brown, greenish to greyish with dark brown spots ( Fig. 6B, C View FIG ). Breeding males with greenish colour ( Rödel 2000). Presence of a wide white, green or red vertebral band in many specimens.

HABITAT. — Ptychadena pumilio   is ubiquitous in Guinean and Sudanese savannah and Sahelian habitats. It may even enter degraded rainforest ( Rödel 2000). We found it near water bodies among grasses and sometimes in the humid areas near water bodies in depressions, as well as in flooded zones in the rainy season. In Dori, we found calling males between flooded short grasses. In the dry season, P. pumilio   was observed concealing under rocks, heaps of dry grass and cracks of dry mud around ponds and river banks, in Arly and W National Park from February to March 2017 and in Deux Balés National Park in November 2017.

ZMB

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (Zoological Collections)

VI

Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Ptychadenidae

Genus

Ptychadena