Cardioglossa melanogaster Amiet, 1972

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

Cardioglossa melanogaster Amiet, 1972, Biol. Gabonica, 8: 212. Holotype: MHNG 1253.86 (formerly JLA 71.765) according to Amiet, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 17; and Schätti, Perret, and Mariaux, 2002, Cat. Comm. Types Amph. Rept. Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve, Vers. 4.0 (Jan. 2002): 7. Type locality: "Mwakoumel, env. 1250 m", Cameroon.

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

English Names

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

Dark-bellied Long-fingered Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 240).


Obudu Pleateau of Nigeria; in Cameroon in disjunct populations on the southern and western slopes of the Cameroon Range (except Mount Cameroon), 1100-1200 m elevation.


See comment under Cardioglossa schioetzi. 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: 148. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 96–97, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 240–241, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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