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Probreviceps rungwensis
family: Brevicipitidae
 
Species Description: Raised to full species status, distinct from Probreviceps macrodactylus, by Poynton JC 2003 Altitudinal species turnover in southern Tanzania shown by anurans: some zoogeographical considerations. Systematics and Biodiversity: 117-126; Channing A Howell KM 2006 Amphibians of East Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, p. 233.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Tanzania, United Republic of

 

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From the Encyclopedia of Life account:

Size

Males measure up to 48 mm and females up to 60 mm in snout-vent length (Harper et al., 2010).


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Diagnostic Description

This is a stout burrowing frog with short legs. The snout is pointed and protrudes beyond the lower jaw. The dorsum is brown without distinct markings. The sides, arms and legs are dark brown with white-tipped warts. The tympanum is distinctly visible below a fold of skin that runs from the eye to the arm. The tympanum is large, typically greater than ½ the diameter of the eye in females and ½ to 1 ½ times the diameter of the eye in males (Text from Harper et al., 2010).


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Comparisons

This species can be distinguished from other members of the genus by its geographic location, large
tympanum and protruding snout (Text from Harper et al., 2010).


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Habitat and Ecology

This species is found in montane and submontane forest.


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Reproduction

Eggs are laid in burrows in the leaf litter and hatch directly into small frogs (Text from Harper et al., 2010).


Author: Zimkus, Breda
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