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Published: 2019-10-24

Correction to the type locality of Tomopterna ahli (Deckert, 1938) (Anura: Pyxicephalidae), with the designation of a neotype

Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management, North-West University, Potchefstroom, 2520, South Africa
Gobabeb Research and Training Center, Kuiseb River Road (D1983), Namib-Naukluft Park, Walvis Bay Rural Constituency, Erongo Region, Namibia.
Amphibia Arthroleptella ahli neotype Lichtenstein Tomopterna rRNA advertisement calls South Africa Namibia


Deckert described a Tomopterna as Arthroleptella ahli from South Africa in 1938. We demonstrate that the type of Tomopterna ahli (Deckert, 1938) was actually collected in Namibia, and that this nomen is a senior synonym of Tomopterna damarensis Dawood & Channing, 2002. We designate a neotype for Tomopterna ahli (Deckert, 1938).



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How to Cite

CHANNING, A., & BECKER, F. (2019). Correction to the type locality of <em>Tomopterna</em> <em>ahli</em> (Deckert, 1938) (Anura: Pyxicephalidae), with the designation of a neotype. Zootaxa, 4688(4), 549–560.