Cardioglossa melanogaster Amiet, 1972

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

Cardioglossa melanogaster Amiet, 1972, Biol. Gabonica, 8: 212. Holotype: MHNG 1253.86 (formerly JLA 71.765) according to J.-L. Amiet IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 17; and Schätti, Perret, and Mariaux, 2002, Cat. Comm. Types Amph. Rept. Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve, Vers. 4.0 (Jan. 2002): 7. Type locality: "Mwakoumel, env. 1250 m", Cameroon.

English Names

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

Distribution

Obudu Pleateau of Nigeria; in Cameroon on the southern and western slopes of the Cameroon Range (except Mount Cameroon), 1100-1200 m elevation.

Comment

See comment under Cardioglossa schioetzi. 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: 148. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 96–97, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. 

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