Amnirana longipes (Perret, 1960)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Amnirana > Species: Amnirana longipes

Hylarana acutirostris longipes Perret, 1960, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 83: 97. Holotype: MHNG 986.24, by original designation. Type locality: "l'Ouest camerounais (Bamiléké) . .. . Bangwa". Secondary homonym in Rana of Hylorana longipes Fischer, 1885, Rana fusca var. longipes Müller, 1885, and Rana longipes Hallowell, 1859.

Hylarana parkeriana longipesPerret, 1961, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 84: 138. Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 350.

Hylarana longipesJoger, 1982, Bonn. Zool. Beitr., 33: 318. Schätti, Perret, and Mariaux, 2002, Cat. Comm. Types Amph. Rept. Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve, Vers. 4.0 (Jan. 2002): 8.

Rana longipes —Perret In Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 501.

Rana (Hylarana) longipesDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42, by implication.

Rana (Amnirana) longipesDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324.

Amnirana longipesChanning, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 266, by implication; Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 33. See comment under Ranidae record.

Hydrophylax longipesFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 368.

Hylarana longipesChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13, by implication.

Amnirana longipes —  Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 187 (provisional placement). 

English Names

Bamileke Plateau Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 108).


Western and central Cameroon (Bamiléké and Adamaoua Plateaus), generally above 1000 m elevation.


In the Rana (Amnirana) albolabris group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324. Reviewed by Perret, 1977, Rev. Suisse Zool., 84: 850-853. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Amnirana longipes) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 475.

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