Arthroleptis xenodactylus Boulenger, 1909

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

English Names

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

Eastern Squeaker (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 61).

Strange Squeaker (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 258).


Montane forest in eastern Tanzania (East Usambaras, Ulugurus, Udzungwas, and Mount Rungwe).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Tanzania

Endemic: Tanzania


Attribution of a wide range for this species by some authors is based on apparent misidentifications (J.C. Poynton in Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 20). See comment under Arthroleptis xenochirus. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 61–62, provided a brief account. Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 315–316, provided an account and comments. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99–172, summarized the literature. Rödder, Weinsheimer, and Lötters, 2010, Zootaxa, 2426: 54–60, discussed niche modeling with respect to climate and range change. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 60–61, provided a brief account for the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 258–259, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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