Cardioglossa pulchra Schiøtz, 1963

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

Cardioglossa pulchra Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 33. Holotype: ZMUC R.072173, by original designation. Type locality: "Obudu Plateau, Ogoja Province, Eastern Nigeria, where the road from Obudu Cattle Ranch to Ogoja passes a stream, a few hundred yards from the Ranch, about 5500 feet above the sea".

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

English Names

Black Long-fingered Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 38).

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


Cameroon Range, except Mount Cameroon, 900-1800 m elevation, in Cameroon and adjacent Nigeria on the Obudu Plateau.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cameroon, Nigeria


See comment under Cardioglossa trifasciata. 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 and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 244–245, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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