Arthroleptis formosus Rödel, Kouamé, Doumbia, and Sandberger, 2011

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

Arthroleptis formosus Rödel, Kouamé, Doumbia, and Sandberger-Loua, 2011, Zootaxa, 3011: 17. Holotype: ZMB 75480 (GenBank #: JN408725), by original designation. Type locality: "western Guinea, Préfecture Télimélé, N 10.8549167, W -13.7417222, 286 m a.s.l., . . . , degraded gallery forest, small creak [sic] present, surrounding areas with corn, peanuts and rice fields".

English Names

Beautiful Squeaker (original publication).


Forests and forested savannas in western Guinea in the region of the type locality although expected to be found more widely.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guinea

Endemic: Guinea


Genetically most similar to Arthroleptis aureoli according to the original publication. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 254–255, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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