Cardioglossa gratiosa Amiet, 1972

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

Cardioglossa gratiosa Amiet, 1972, Biol. Gabonica, 8: 221. Holotype: MHNG 1253.85 (formerly JLA 71.070) according to Amiet, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 16; and Schätti, Perret, and Mariaux, 2002, Cat. Comm. Types Amph. Rept. Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve, Vers. 4.0 (Jan. 2002): 7. Type locality: "Ongot, env. 750 m", Cameroon.

Cardioglossa gratiosa peternageli Böhme and Schneider, 1987, Bonn. Zool. Beitr., 38: 249. Holotype: ZFMK 40805, by original designation. Type locality: "Minim," Cameroon.

Cardioglossa gratiosa gratiosaBöhme and Schneider, 1987, Bonn. Zool. Beitr., 38: 249.

Cardioglossa peternageliFrank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 38. Unsubstantiated rank elevation.

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

English Names

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

Nagel's Long-fingered Frog (Cardioglossa gratiosa peternageli: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 38).

Pleasing Long-fingered Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 242). 

Distribution

Widely distributed in Cameroon south of 7° 5´ N, except in the littoral plain and mountains south through Equatorial Guinea to southern Gabon; north-central Dem. Rep. Congo; presumably in southwestern Central African Republic and northern Rep. Congo.

Comment

Closely related to Cardioglossa nigromaculata according to Amiet, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 17. This was rejected by Blackburn, 2008, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 154: 624. Penner and Rödel, 2007, in Butynski and McCullough (eds.), RAP Bull. Biol. Assessment, 46: 37-41, provided a record for north-central Dem. Rep. Congo. Dewynter and Frétey, 2019, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 27: 9, summarized the literature for Gabon and provided a photograph. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 242–243, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. See brief account, range map, and photographs for Equatorial Guinea in Sánchez-Vialas, Calvo-Revuelta, Castroviejo-Fisher, and De la Riva, 2020, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 66: 137–230. Kako-Wanzalire, Mongo, Ilonga, Mapoli, Mbumba, Neema, Tungaluna, Itoka, and Bogaert, 2021, Tropicultura, 39 (1: 1709): 1–19, briefly discussed habitat preference in north-central Dem. Rep. Congo.  

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