Cardioglossa congolia Hirschfeld, Blackburn, Greenbaum, and Rödel, 2015

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

Cardioglossa congolia Hirschfeld, Blackburn, Greenbaum, and Rödel in Hirschfeld, Blackburn, Burger, Greenbaum, Zassi-Boulou, and Rödel, 2015, Afr. J. Herpetol., 64: 85. Holotype: UTEP 21110, by original designation. Type locality: "Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Bandundu Province, near Nkala Village, 02°35′7.98″ S, 16°28′18.552″ E, elevation 474 m, leaf litter adjacent to a stream in secondary rainforest". [Note: as of 12 Jan 2024, Zoobank regards this taxon as unpublished, so the date of publication will extend from whenever the printed version was distributed to libraries—DRF]

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

English Names

Congolian Long-fingered Frog (original publication). 


Known with precision only from western Mai-Ndombe Province, Tshuapa Province, and western Tshopo Province, Dem. Rep. Congo, although expected to be more widely distributed into the Congo Basin, likely into Rep. Congo.  

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Likely/Controversially Present: Congo, Republic of the

Endemic: Congo, Democratic Republic of the


 Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 242–243, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Badjedjea, Masudi, Akaibe, and Gvoždík, 2022, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 16 (1: e301): 45, commented on a population from the Kokolopori Bonobo Nature Reserve, Tshuapa Province, Dem. Rep. Congo.

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