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Nyctibates Boulenger, 1904
Nyctibates Boulenger, 1904, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 13: 261. Type species: Nyctibates corrugatus Boulenger, 1904, by monotypy.
Southeastern Nigeria, southern Cameroon, and northern Equatorial Guinea, at low elevations.
In Astylosternini of Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, and Green, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 234. Placed in the synonymy of Astylosternus Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 376, but subsequently Amiet, 1971, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 6: 98, suggested that Nyctibates is valid, with tadpole morphology more similar to Leptodactylodon and Trichobatrachus than to Astylosternus. Later Amiet, 1973 "1972", Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 12: 79-100, formalized the revalidation of Nyctibates, justifying it with larval morphology, adult morphology and vocalizations. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 123–125, reported on comparative tadpole morphology.
Contained taxa (1 sp.):
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