Cardioglossa occidentalis Blackburn, Kosuch, Schmitz, Burger, Wagner, Gonwouo, Hillers, and Rödel, 2008

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

Cardioglossa occidentalis Blackburn, Kosuch, Schmitz, Burger, Wagner, Gonwouo, Hillers, and Rödel, 2008, Copeia, 2008: 604. Holotype: SMNS 9632.2, by original designation. Type locality: "Ivory Coast, Taï National Park, transect 1, at the bank of a small creek in swampy, primary rainforest, 05°50´03.5N, 007°20´57.0W".

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Rainforests of southern Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, southern Guinea, and eastern Sierra Leone.

Comment

Most similar to Cardioglossa leucomystax (with which it was previously confused), Cardioglossa melanogaster, and Cardioglossa schioetzi, according to the original publication where advertisement call, external adult and larval morphology, and molecular markers were discussed. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 97–98, reported on comparative tadpole morphology.  Rödel and Glos, 2019, Zoosyst. Evol., 95: 18, reported this species from the Krahn-Basa Proposed Protected Area in southeastern Liberia and the Foya Proposed Protected Area in western Liberia. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 240–241, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Kanga, Kouamé, Zogbass, Gongomin, Agoh, Kouamé, Konan, Adepo-Gourène, Gourène, and Rödel, 2021, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 15: 71–107, commented on conservation status, identification, range, and habitat on the Ivory Coast side of Mont Nimba.     

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