Cardioglossa nigromaculata Nieden, 1908

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

Cardioglossa leucomystax var. nigromaculata Nieden, 1908, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 3: 506. Syntypes: ZMB (2 specimens), by original designation. Type locality: "Johann-Albrechtshöhe [= Kumba]", Cameroon.

Cardioglossa nigromaculata nigromaculataLaurent, 1952, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 46: 30.

Cardioglossa nigromaculataPerret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 392.

Astylosternus nigromaculatus — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 415, by implication. See comment under Cardioglossa

English Names

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

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


Extreme southern Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon, at low elevations; Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria


Description completed by Amiet, 1972, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 9: 127-153. Considered a synonym of Cardioglossa escalerae by Laurent, 1972, Explor. Parc Natl. Virunga, Ser. 2, 22: 37, but this was rejected by Amiet, 1972, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 9. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 610, in the sense of including Cardioglossa inornata as a subspecies. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 244–245, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. See brief account for Equatorial Guinea in Sánchez-Vialas, Calvo-Revuelta, Castroviejo-Fisher, and De la Riva, 2020, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 66: 137–230.   

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