Astylosternus ranoides Amiet, 1978

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Arthroleptidae > Subfamily: Astylosterninae > Genus: Astylosternus > Species: Astylosternus ranoides

Astylosternus ranoides Amiet, 1978 "1977", Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 23–24: 200. Holotype: MHNG 1562.78 (formerly JLA 71.039) according to J.-L. Amiet IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 22, and Schätti, Perret, and Mariaux, 2002, Cat. Comm. Types Amph. Rept. Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve, Vers. 4.0 (Jan. 2002): 5. Type locality: "Mont Mélétan (massif des Bamboutos), env. 2600 m", Cameroon.

English Names

Central Night Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 37).

Distribution

Central Cameroon Range (Bamboutos Mountains, Lake Oku, and Mount Neshele in the Bafut-Ngemba Forest Reserve), in the afro-subalpine zone, 2000-2600 m elevation.

Comment

In the Astylosternus rheophilus group of Amiet, 1978 "1977", Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 23–24: 99-227. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 150.

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