Callixalus pictus Laurent, 1950

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Genus: Callixalus > Species: Callixalus pictus

Callixalus pictus Laurent, 1950, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 44: 5. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered by original designation; MRAC 105745, according to Laurent, 1972, Bull. Seanc., Bruxelles, 1971–72: 265. Type locality: "Lutsiro (Alt. 2.600 m.), Territoire de Kisenyi, Ruanda [= Rwanda]".

English Names

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


Itombwe and Kabobo highlands of eastern Dem. Rep. Congo, and in mountains of western Rwanda, never below 2100 m elevation.


See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 283.  Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 87–88, provided a brief account and map.

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