Nyctibates corrugatus Boulenger, 1904

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Arthroleptidae > Subfamily: Astylosterninae > Genus: Nyctibates > Species: Nyctibates corrugatus

Nyctibates corrugatus Boulenger, 1904, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 13: 261. Syntypes: BMNH (2 specimens); Perret, 1960, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 83: 94, made a lectotype designation by implication of the syntypic BMNH specimen with a body length of 53 mm, rendering the specimen having a length of 48 mm a paralectotype. Type locality: "Efulen, Bulu Country, Southern Cameroon".

Astylosternus corrugatusPerret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 378-379. See comment.

Nyctibates corrugatusAmiet, 1971, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 6: 85-98. Amiet, 1973 "1972", Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 12: 79-100

English Names

Southern Night Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 37).


Southeastern Nigeria, southern Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and northwestern Gabon at low elevations.


The species figured as Astylosternus corrugatus by Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 378-379, is Astylosternus perreti; see Amiet, 1973, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 13: 140. Lasso, Rial, Castroviejo, and De la Riva, 2002, Graellsia, 58: 21-34, provided notes on ecological distribution in Equatorial Guinea. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 123–125, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Neil and Jongsma, 2017 "2016", Herpetol. Rev., 47: 623–624, provided a record for Estuaire Province, Gabon. 

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