Afrixalus paradorsalis Perret, 1960

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Genus: Afrixalus > Species: Afrixalus paradorsalis

Afrixalus congicus paradorsalis Perret, 1960, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 61: 370. Holotype: MHNG 991.50 according to Schätti and Perret, 1997, Rev. Suisse Zool., 104: 358. Type locality: "Foulassi, Cameroun".

Afrixalus paradorsalisPerret, 1976, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 99: 28.

Afrixalus paradorsalis paradorsalisAmiet, 2009, Rev. Suisse Zool., 116: 63.

Afrixalus paradorsalis manengubensisAmiet, 2009, Rev. Suisse Zool., 116: 63. Holotype: MHNG 2709.53, by original designation. Type locality: "Mwakoumal (= Mouakoumal), environ 1200 m, versant sud du Mont Manengouba, Cameroun".

English Names

Foulassi Banana Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 66).


Brushland from southeastern Nigeria east of the Cross River, in southern Cameroon and Gabon as well as in Equatorial Guinea and Bas-Congo, Dem. Rep. Congo; presumably to be found in adjacent Central African Republic and Rep. Congo and the Cabinda Enclave of Angola (see comment).


See Perret, 1976, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 99: 28, for revalidation of species status. Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 48, provided a record for Nigeria. Frétey and Blanc, 2001, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 126: 382, 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. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2009, Rev. Suisse Zool., 116: 53–92. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 76–87. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 48–49, provided a brief account and map. Charles, Bell, Blackburn, Burger, Fujita, Gvoždík, Jongsma, Kouete, Leaché, and Portik, 2018, J. Biogeograph., 45: 1781–1794, reported on the molecular biogeography of the species. Baptista, Conradie, Vaz Pinto, and Branch, 2019, In Huntley, Russo, Lages, and Ferrand (eds.), Biodiversity in Angola: 256, noted specimens in the Dem. Rep. Congo within 50 km of the Cabinda Enclave, Angola, suggesting its possible occurrence there.  Nagy, Kusamba, Collet, and Gvoždík, 2013, Herpetol. Notes, 6:  413–419, provided a record from Bas-Congo, southwestern Dem. Rep. Congo.  

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