Acanthixalus spinosus (Buchholz and Peters, 1875)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Genus: Acanthixalus > Species: Acanthixalus spinosus

Hyperolius spinosus Buchholz and Peters In Peters, 1875, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1875: 208. Syntype(s): ZMB 8359 (4 specimens), according to Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 44; 2 specimens in ZMG according to Herrmann, 1989, Veröff. Naturhist. Mus. Schleusingen, 4: 13. Type locality: "Cameruns" (= Cameroon).

Megalixalus spinosusBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 130.

Megalixalus (Acanthixalus) spinosusLaurent, 1944, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 38: 110-138.

Acanthixalus spinosusLaurent, 1950, Explor. Parc Natl. Albert, Miss. G.F. de Witte (1933–1935), 64: 14, by implication.

English Names

African Wart Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 65).

Distribution

Rainforests of southeastern Nigeria and southern Cameroon to northeastern Dem. Rep. Congo, and from Cameroon south to extreme western Dem. Rep. Congo.

Comment

For new records see Largen and Dowsett-Lemaire, 1991, Tauraco Res. Rept., 4: 154. Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 61, provided a record for Nigeria. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 53-64.Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 184, reported on comparative tadpole morphology.

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