Kassina cassinoides (Boulenger, 1903)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Genus: Kassina > Species: Kassina cassinoides

Hylambates cassinoides Boulenger, 1903, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 12: 556. Holotype: BMNH; 1947.2.10.1 by museum records. Type locality: "McCarthy Island, Gambia".

Kassina cassinoidesLaurent and Combaz, 1950, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 43: 271; Schiøtz, 1964, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 127: 16.

Kassina (Kassina) cassinoidesDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 37.

English Names

Silver Running Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 68).

Large Running Frog (Emms, Jambang, Bah, Mankali, Rödel, and Barnett, 2005, Herpetol. Bull., London, 94: 14).


Disjunct populations in dry savanna of West Africa from Gambia and southern Senegal to southern Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, northern Ghana, and northern Cameroon.


Rödel, 2000, Herpetofauna W. Afr., 1: 255-257, provided an account, and did Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 235–236. Böhme, 2005, Herpetozoa, Wien, 18: 177-178, discussed the range and provided a record for Senegal. Padial and De la Riva, 2004, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 18: 96, suggested that this species will be found in southern Mauritania. Wanger, 2005, Salamandra, 41: 27-33, provided Gambia records. Nago, Grell, Sinsin, and Rödel, 2006, Salamandra, 42: 93-108, provided a record for Benin. Emms, Jambang, Bah, Mankali, Rödel, and Barnett, 2005, Herpetol. Bull., London, 94: 6-16, provided a record for Gambia. Amiet, 2007, Rev. Suisse Zool., 114: 123-124, reviewed the species in Cameroon. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 407-412. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 230, provided information on comparative larval morphology.

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