Cardioglossa gracilis Boulenger, 1900

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

Cardioglossa gracilis Boulenger, 1900, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1900: 446. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.30.39-43 (formerly 1900.2.17.77-81), IRSNB 1.717 (formerly BMNH 1947.2.17.82), according to J.-L. Amiet IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 16, and Lang, 1990, Doc. Trav., Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg., 59: 6. Type locality: "Benito River", elsewhere in the original publication noted as "Benito River, north of the Gaboon River between 20 and 30 miles inland from the coast, Gaboon" (actually in Equatorial Guinea).

English Names

Rio Benito Long-fingered Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 37).

Distribution

Southeastern Nigeria to northwestern Dem. Rep. Congo through southern Cameroon and Gabon, in forested areas under 1200 m elevation.

Comment

Frétey and Blanc, 2001, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 126: 381, reported this species from Gabon. Lasso, Rial, Castroviejo, and De la Riva, 2002, Graellsia, 58: 21-34, provided notes on ecological distribution in Equatorial Guinea. Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 32-33, provided records for Nigeria.

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