Cardioglossa alsco Herrmann, Herrmann, Schmitz, and Böhme, 2004

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Arthroleptidae > Subfamily: Arthroleptinae > Genus: Cardioglossa > Species: Cardioglossa alsco

Cardioglossa alsco Herrmann, Herrmann, Schmitz, and Böhme, 2004, Herpetozoa, Wien, 17: 121. Holotype: ZFMK 77678, by original designation. Type locality: "5 km E of Fungui (07° 14´ N, 12° 03´ E, 2,100 m), Tschabal Mbabo Mtns, Adamaoua Province, Cameroon".

English Names

None noted.


Known from the type locality on the southern slope of the Tschabal Mbabo Mountains, Adamaoua Province, and 50 km away in the Gotel Mountains, Adamawa Province, Cameroon; expected in adjacent Nigeria.


Herrmann, Herrmann, Schmitz, and Böhme, 2005, Herpetozoa, Wien, 18: 96, provided a photograph of the holotype, which they noted had inadvertently not been pictured in the original publication. Herrmann, Schmitz, Herrmann, and Böhme, 2007, Bonn. Zool. Beitr., 55: 27-35, reported a second locality in the Tchabal Mbabo mountains, Cameroon. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 147. Gvoždík, 2011, Herpetol. Rev., 42: 106, provided a record from Gotel Mountains, Adamawa Province, Cameroon, and suggested that the species would be found in Nigeria.

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