Parhoplophryne usambarica Barbour & Loveridge, 1928:260

Amani Forest frog, Usambara black-banded frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1920's

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania (north-eastern)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Barbour, T. and Loveridge, A. (1928). A comparative study of the herpetological faunae of the Usambara and Uluguru Mountains, Tanganyika Territory, with descriptions of new species. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 50(2): 87-265.


Other references:

Channing, A. and Howell, K.M. 2006. Amphibians of East Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.

Howell, K.M. 1993. Herpetofauna of the eastern African forests. In: Lovett, J.C. and Wasser, S.K. (eds), Biogeography and Ecology of the Rain Forests of Eastern Africa, pp. 173-201. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2014. Parhoplophryne usambarica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T57946A13323507. Downloaded on 15 December 2015.

Vargas, Pablo. (2023). Exploring ‘endangered living fossils’ (ELFs) among monotypic genera of plants and animals of the world. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 11: 1100503.


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