Arthroleptis nikeae Poynton, 2003

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

Arthroleptis nikeae Poynton, 2003, Afr. J. Herpetol., 52: 108. Holotype: BMNH 2002.101, by original designation. Type locality: "Mafwemiro Catchment Forest Reserve, Rubeho Mountains, Mpwapwa District, Tanzania (06° 56′ 19″ S x 36° 35′ 04″ E, 1900 m a.s.l.)".

English Names

Nike's Squeaker (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 51).


Rubeho Mountains of eastern Tanzania, 1900 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Tanzania

Endemic: Tanzania


Poynton and Loader, 2008, Copeia, 2008: 517-526, and Poynton, Menegon, and Loader, 2009 "2008", Afr. J. Herpetol., 57: 63-74, discussed this species. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 51-52, provided an acount and map. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99-172, summarized the literature. 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. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 48–49, provided a brief account for the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 266–267, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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