Cardioglossa cyaneospila Laurent, 1950

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

Cardioglossa nigromaculata cyaneospila Laurent, 1950, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 44: 4. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered by original designation. Type locality: "rivière Mukuzira (Alt. 1.800 m.), à 5 km de Bururi, Urundi", Burundi.

Cardioglossa cyaneospilaLaurent, 1956, Nat. Belges, 1956: 286.

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

English Names

Mukuzira Long-fingered Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 37).

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


Known from the mountains on either side of the Albertine Rift of eastern Dem. Rep. Congo, southwestern Uganda, Rwanda (Southern and Western provinces), and southwestern Burundi, possibly more widespread. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Burundi, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Rwanda, Uganda


Range and natural history summarized by Blackburn, Boix, Greenbaum, Fabrezi, Meirte, Plumptre, and Stanley, 2016, Zootaxa, 4170: 355–364. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 244–245, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Dehling and Sinsch, 2023, Diversity, 15 (512): 1–81, discussed the range, identification, natural history, and conservation status in Rwanda.

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