Pelophylax saharicus

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Pelophylax saharicus


Taxonavigation: Anura 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Anura

Familia: Ranidae
Genus: Pelophylax
Species: Pelophylax saharicus


Pelophylax saharicus (Boulenger in Hartert, 1913)

Type locality: "in the 'lake' at El-Golea [Golea, Laghout], and in the ditches of the Tidikelt oases called Igosten and In-Salah [= Salah Oasis, Tamanrasset]", Algeria.

Syntypes: BM 1912.11.9.136-145, 1912.11.9.147-156, and 8 unnumbered specimens.



  • Boulenger in Hartert, 1913, Novit. Zool., 20: 84.
  • Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 369.
  • Frost, Darrel R. 2018. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. Electronic Database accessible at American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Pelophylax saharicus . Accessed on 05 July 2008.
  • 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species IUCN: Pelophylax saharicus  (Least Concern) Downloaded on 05 July 2008. (as Rana saharica)
  • 2010: Annales zoologici, 60 (4): 639–646. DOI: 10.3161/000345410X550508

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Sahara Frog
español: Rana verde norteafricana