About this object

The basic body colour varies from drab pale brown to dark brown. The back appears comparatively uniform, showing just several paler yellow spots in the anal region and on the thighs, producing, a mottled pattern. A pale yellow to pale orange stripe runs from the nostril across the eyelid to the body end. On the body, these slightly prominent bands are lined by dark brown to black borders. The upper lip is white, stretching further to the groin as a line of the same color with straight to slightly undulating black borders. The flanks show the same color as the back, bearing several flat yellowish warts with dark borders. Similar markings appear in the groin region, comprising somewhat larger yellow patches with dark borders. Underside is whitish to light gray

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Hylarana galamensis (Dumeril & Bibron, 1841)
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Marble-legged Frog
  • Collector
    Martin Pickersgill
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Africa: Eastern Africa: Tanzania: Mwanza
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Donated by Martin Pickersgill, 1998
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Other number(s)
    Collector Number: MP 3441
Object view = Natural Science
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