Leptodactylodon polyacanthus Amiet, 1971

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Arthroleptidae > Subfamily: Astylosterninae > Genus: Leptodactylodon > Species: Leptodactylodon polyacanthus

Leptodactylodon polyacanthus Amiet, 1971 "1970", Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 5: 76. Holotype: MHNG 2031.09 (formerly JLA 70.939) according to according to J.-L. Amiet IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 23, Schätti, Perret, and Mariaux, 2002, Cat. Comm. Types Amph. Rept. Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve, Vers. 4.0 (Jan. 2002): 13. Type locality: "forêt de Bafut[-Ngemba], Mt. Léfo, près de Bamenda, récolté vers 1.900 m", Cameroon.

Leptodactylodon polyacanthus polyacanthusAmiet, 1971, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 7–8: 149.

Leptodactylodon polyacanthus punctiventris Amiet, 1971, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 7–8: 149. Holotype: JLA 71.459, presumably now in MHNG. Type locality: "Fotabong, 1.000-1.100 m", Cameroon.

English Names

African Egg Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 38).

Distribution

Montane and submontane forests of Western Cameroon Highlands, excluding Mount Cameroon, Mount Kupe, Mount Nlonako, Mount Manenguba, and the Rumpi Hills; Obudu Plateau in eastern Nigeria.

Comment

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: 153. Mapouyat, Hirschfeld, Rödel, Liedtke, Loader, Gonwouo, Dahmen, Doherty-Bone, and Barej, 2014, Zootaxa, 3765: 29–53, reported on larval morphology, as Leptodactylodon cf polyacanthus

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