Arthroleptis carquejai Ferreira, 1906

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Arthroleptidae > Subfamily: Arthroleptinae > Genus: Arthroleptis > Species: Arthroleptis carquejai

Arthroleptis carquejai Ferreira, 1906, J. Sci. Math. Phys. Nat., Lisboa, Ser. 2, 7: 165. Holotype: MUP, according to Laurent, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 15. Reported as MUP 018586 by Ceríaco, Blackburn, Marques, and Calado, 2014, Alytes, 31: 27. Type locality: "Cambondo", Kwanza Norte, Angola.

Arthroleptis (Arthroleptis) carquejaiLaurent, 1941 "1940", Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 85.

Abroscaphus carquejaiLaurent, 1957, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 56: 274–275, by implication.

English Names

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

Carqueja's Squeaker (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 42).


Northwestern Angola in the provinces of Luanda and Kwanza Norte; Province de la Ngounié, Gabon (see comment). 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Angola, Gabon


See brief account by Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 42, who noted that the taxon is so poorly known that it may not be distinct from one of the other species in the area once types have been examined. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99–172, summarized the literature. Ceríaco, Blackburn, Marques, and Calado, 2014, Alytes, 31: 27–28, discussed and pictured the holotype and suggested that it represents a distinct species. Marques, Ceríaco, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2018, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 65 (Suppl. II): 117–118, provided a map and brief account for Angola. Dewynter, Frétey, Jongsma, Bamba-Kaya, and Pauwels, 2018, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 18: 10, reported the species as Arthroleptis cf. carquejai from Monts Birougo, Province de la Ngounié, Gabon. Subsequently, Dewynter and Frétey, 2019, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 27: 4, lists the species (as Arthroleptis carquejai) for Gabon, suggesting either that the range is much broader than previously supposed (possibly including Rep. Congo and Dem. Rep. Congo inasmuch as the type locality is in Angola), or that identifications are suspect. See comment by Ernst, Lautenschläger, Branquima, and Hölting, 2020, Zoosyst. Evol., 96: 247–248. 

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