Afrixalus vibekensis Schiøtz, 1967

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

Afrixalus laevis vibekensis Schiøtz, 1967, Spolia Zool. Mus. Haun., 25: 126. Holotype: ZMUC R075501, by original designation. Type locality: "about 1 mile southwest of the village Zéalé, on the Road Danané-Yalé near Mt. Nimba, Côte d'Ivoire".

Afrixalus vibekaeSchiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 56. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

None noted.


Known from isolated populations in the Mount Nimba region of southwestern Ivory Coast, Tai National Park region in western Ivory Coast, and Bobiri Forest Reserve in southwestern Ghana; presumably to be found in adjacent Guinea and Liberia.


Similar, and possibly closely related to Afrixalus laevis, Afrixalus lacteus, and Afrixalus uluguruensis, according to Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 55–56, who provided a brief account and map. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 617. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 193, reported on comparative tadpole morphology.

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