Afrixalus schneideri (Boettger, 1889)

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

Megalixalus schneideri Boettger, 1889, Ber. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 1889: 276. Holotype: SMF 7246 (formerly 1128. 2a), according to Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 48. Type locality: "Bonamandune (King Bell-Dorf) in Kamerun".

Afrixalus schneideriGuibé, 1948, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 20: 500, by implication; Perret, 1960, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 61: 371; Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 439; Perret, 1976, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 99: 27.

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality (Bonamadune, Cameroon).


This enigmatic taxon discussed by Perret, 1960, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 61: 371, and Amiet, 2009, Rev. Suisse Zool., 116: 69. Not mentioned by Schiøtz, 1967, Spolia Zool. Mus. Haun., 25. See account by Amiet, 2009, Rev. Suisse Zool., 116: 53-92, who regarded this taxon as valid, but gone from its type locality by reason of habitat modification.

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