Ruwenzori River Frog, Rana ruwenzorica

Family Ranidae. The presence of this species in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a bit of a mystery in that it is based solely on larvae (tadpoles) collected at several sites within the forest. At one point it was believed these larvae represented a genus, Petropedetes, hitherto not known from east of Cameroon. Ultimately, the author was sent a larva of R. ruwenzorica from above Fort Portal, Uganda, clearly identical to those of BINP. However, all of the adult frogs we have collected appear to be Rana angolensis, not R. ruwenzorica.

Habitat: high elevation aquatic habitats.

Range: Albertine Rift in eastern Congo, western Uganda.

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