Alexteroon obstetricans (Ahl, 1931)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Genus: Alexteroon > Species: Alexteroon obstetricans

Hyperolius obstetricans Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 364. Holotype: ZMB unnumbered, according to the original publication; MHNG 995.48 designated neotype for the lost holotype by Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 410. Type locality: "Bipindi, Kamerun [= Cameroon]"; neotype from "Foulassi, rivière Lobô". The description in Ahl, 1931, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 17: 90, appeared a few weeks later according to unpublished notes by A. Loveridge (fide R. Laurent).

Alexteroon obstetricansPerret, 1988, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 111: 39.

English Names

None noted.


Southern and southwestern Cameroon south through Equatorial Guinea and much of Gabon; likely in adjacent Central African Republic, and Rep. Congo.


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, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 124–136. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 84–85, provided a brief account. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 196–197, reported on comparative tadpole morphology.

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