Cardioglossa alsco Herrmann, Herrmann, Schmitz, and Böhme, 2004

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Arthroleptidae > Subfamily: Arthroleptinae > Genus: Cardioglossa > Species: Cardioglossa alsco

Cardioglossa alsco Herrmann, Herrmann, Schmitz, and Böhme, 2004, Herpetozoa, Wien, 17: 121. Holotype: ZFMK 77678, by original designation. Type locality: "5 km E of Fungui (07° 14´ N, 12° 03´ E, 2,100 m), Tschabal Mbabo Mtns, Adamaoua Province, Cameroon".

Astylosternus alsco — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 222, by implication. See comment under Cardioglossa

English Names

Alsco Long-fingered Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 244).


Known from the type locality on the southern slope of the Tschabal Mbabo Mountains, Adamaoua Province, and 50 km away in the Gotel Mountains, Adamawa Province, Cameroon; expected in adjacent Nigeria.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cameroon

Likely/Controversially Present: Nigeria

Endemic: Cameroon


Herrmann, Herrmann, Schmitz, and Böhme, 2005, Herpetozoa, Wien, 18: 96, provided a photograph of the holotype, which they noted had inadvertently not been pictured in the original publication. Herrmann, Schmitz, Herrmann, and Böhme, 2007, Bonn. Zool. Beitr., 55: 27-35, reported a second locality in the Tchabal Mbabo mountains, Cameroon. 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: 147. Gvoždík, 2011, Herpetol. Rev., 42: 106, provided a record from Gotel Mountains, Adamawa Province, Cameroon, and suggested that the species would be found in Nigeria. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 244–245, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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