Cryptothylax greshoffii (Schilthuis, 1889)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Genus: Cryptothylax > Species: Cryptothylax greshoffii

Hylambates greshoffii Schilthuis, 1889, Tijdschr. Nederl. Dierkd. Ver., Ser. 2, 2: 286. Type(s): Zoological Museum of the University of Utrecht, by original designation; now possibly in the RMNH according to M.S. Hoogmoed in Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 205. Type locality: "Boma (Congo, W. Africa)", Dem. Rep. Congo.

Cryptothylax greshoffiiLaurent and Combaz, 1950, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 43: 276.

English Names

Greshoff's Wax Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 66).

Distribution

Rainforest from south-central Cameroon through Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, southwestern Central African Republic and Rep. Congo (presumably) to central Dem. Rep. Congo and northern Angola (see comment). 

Comment

See brief account in Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 448–449, and longer one by Laurent, 1976, Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Cent., Tervuren, Ser. Octavo, Sci. Zool., 213: 10–13. De la Riva, 1994, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 8: 129, provided the Equatorial Guinea record. Lasso, Rial, Castroviejo, and De la Riva, 2002, Graellsia, 58: 21–34, provided notes on ecological distribution in Equatorial Guinea. Blackburn and Jackson, 2006, Herpetol. Rev., 37: 358, provided a record for Rep. Congo and discussed the range. Jackson and Blackburn, 2007, Salamandra, 43: 149–164, provided a record for Nouabale-Ndoki National Park, Rep. Congo. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 160-165. See brief account and map by Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 90–91.

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