Astylosternus laticephalus Rödel, Hillers, Leaché, Kouamé, Ofori-Boateng, Diaz, and Sandberger, 2012

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Arthroleptidae > Subfamily: Astylosterninae > Genus: Astylosternus > Species: Astylosternus laticephalus

Astylosternus laticephalus Rödel, Hillers, Leaché, Kouamé, Ofori-Boateng, Diaz, and Sandberger In Rödel, Barej, Hillers, Leaché, Kouamé, Ofori-Boateng, Assemian, Gonwouo, Nopper, Brede, Diaz, Fujita, Gil, Segniagbeto, Ernst, and Sandberger-Loua, 2012, Zootaxa, 3245: 16. Holotype: ZMB 75449, by original designation. Type locality: "Ghana, Atewa Forest Reserve, 6.23375 / - 0.56557 . . . , forest around stream next to road".

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Southern Ghana (Afao Hills Forest Reserve, Draw River Forest Reserve, Ankas Conservation Area, and Atewa Range) to southeastern Ivory Coast (Banco National Park).

Comment

The sister taxon of Astylosternus occidentalis and confused with that species prior to its naming according to the original publication. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 91–92, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. 

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