Arthroleptis crusculum Angel, 1950

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

Arthroleptis (Arthroleptulus) crusculum Angel, 1950, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 22: 559. Holotype: MNHNP, by original designation. Type locality: "piste de Bié (altitude 1.000 mètres) au bord d'un marigot, sous forêt galerie", Mount Nimba, Guinea.

Schoutedenella crusculumLaurent, 1954, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Ser. Quarto, Sci. Zool., 1: 37; Laurent, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 18.

Arthroleptis crusculumLaurent, 1957, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 56: 274–275, by implication; Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 26: 535–536.

Arthroleptis consculumGorham, 1974, Checklist World Amph.: 129. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

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

Evening Squeaker (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 260). 


Mount Nimba, Guinea and Ivory Coast, to Loma Mountains and Tingi Hills, Sierra Leone, 500 to 1750 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guinea, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone


Noted to be similar to Arthroleptis poecilonotus by Perret, 1991, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 114: 71–76. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99–172, summarized the literature and reported the species from Sierra Leone, but without a specific locality. 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: 146. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 260–261, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Kanga, Kouamé, Zogbass, Gongomin, Agoh, Kouamé, Konan, Adepo-Gourène, Gourène, and Rödel, 2021, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 15: 71–107, discussed conservation status, identification, and habitat in the Ivory Coast side of Mont Nimba. 

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