Arthroleptis taeniatus Boulenger, 1906

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

Arthroleptis taeniatus Boulenger, 1906, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 17: 319. Holotype: BMNH, by original designation; BMNH, reregistered BM 1947.2.30.53, by museum records. Type locality: "Zima" (= Sangmelima), South Cameroon.

Arthroleptis variabilis var. pica Andersson, 1907, Jahrb. Nassau. Ver. Naturkd., Wiesbaden, 60: 236. Syntypes: MWNH (5 specimens), by original designation, these being lot MWNH 124 according to Köhler and Güsten, 2007, Spixiana, München, 30: 280. Type locality: "Urwalde", Bibundi, Cameroon. Synonymy with Arthroleptis taeniatus by Mertens, 1938, Abh. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 442: 16.

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

Schoutedenella taeniataLaurent, 1954, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Ser. Quarto, Sci. Zool., 1: 40.

Arthroleptis taeniatusGorham, 1974, Checklist World Amph.: 129; Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 336.

Arthroleptis variabilis var. picta — Duellman, 1993, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 21: 15. Incorrect subsequent spelling of Arthroleptis variabilis var. pica

English Names

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

Striped Squeaker (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 256).


Southern Cameroon and southwestern Central African Republic to Gabon to extreme western Dem. Rep. Congo; presumably to be found in intervening Rep. Congo; possibly in Equatorial Guinea (see comment). 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Gabon

Likely/Controversially Present: Congo, Republic of the, Equatorial Guinea


See comment under Arthroleptis bivittatus. See Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 393–394, and Perret, 1991, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 114: 71–76. Frétey and Blanc, 2002 "2001", Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 126: 381, reported this species from Gabon. Laurent, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 18, regarded this taxon to be synonymous with Arthroleptis bivittatus (as Schoutedenella bivittata) but Perret, 1991, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 114: 71–76, retained them as distinct. Dewynter, Frétey, Jongsma, Bamba-Kaya, and Pauwels, 2018, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 18: 21, provided a brief account and photographs from the Monts Birougou area of Gabon. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99–172, and Dewynter and Frétey, 2019, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 27: 8, summarized the literature for Gabon and provided photographs (p. 44). Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 256–257, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Sánchez-Vialas, Calvo-Revuelta, Castroviejo-Fisher, and De la Riva, 2020, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 66: 144, transferred previous records from Equatorial Guinea records to Arthroleptis sylvaticus

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