This species ranges from western Eritrea, western Ethiopia and northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, west in the savannah zone to southern Mali and Sierra Leone. There do not appear to be records from Guinea, Chad, South Sudan and Sudan, but it presumably occurs in these countries and they are included in the species' distribution on the map.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a species that lives in a wide variety of habitats including humid and dry savannas, gallery forest, agricultural land, and villages. It can be found in and around rivers and temporary pools, and breeds in stagnant, temporary waters.
It is a very common species.
It is an adaptable species that is not facing any significant threats, except in localized situations.
It occurs in many protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its very wide distribution, its tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
This species is commonly referred to as Ptychadena schubotzi, but it was shown by Largen (2001) to be a synonym of P. tellinii.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Ptychadena tellinii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T54357A18402131. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T54357A18402131.en .Downloaded on 20 February 2019