Ptychadena amharensis
family: Ptychadenidae
Taxonomic Notes: There are risks in publishing names of new species in journals that are on-line only. Names for this species and four other congeners were assigned in a paper published in Royal Society Open Science 4(170021): 1–15, 2017. Because Zoobank numbers, required by the revised Code for on-line only publications, were absent the names were nomina nuda. The names were seemingly made valid in a subsequent publication by the same authors: Royal Society Open Science 4(171389): 1–3, 2017. However, this paper fails to state in which permanent collection the types are deposited, as required by Code, although this information was included in the first paper, raising the unresolved technical question of legality of the names.
Species Description: Smith ML, Noonan BP, and Colston TJ. 2018. Correction to 'The role of climatic and geological events in generating diversity in Ethiopian grass frogs (genus Ptychadena)'. Royal Society Open Science 4: 171389.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status
Other International Status None
National Status None
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      Ptychadena amharensis