Leptodactylodon albiventris (Boulenger, 1905)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Arthroleptidae > Subfamily: Astylosterninae > Genus: Leptodactylodon > Species: Leptodactylodon albiventris

Bulua albiventris Boulenger, 1905, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 15: 283. Syntypes: BMNH (3 specimens), by original designation, these being BMNH 1904.7.1.33 and 1904.10.26.7–8 (reregistered BMNH 1947.2.7.35–37) by museum records. Type locality: "Efulen, South Cameroon".

Leptodactylodon albiventrisNieden, 1908, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 3: 501.

Leptodactylodon albiventris albiventrisAmiet, 1981 "1980", Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 27: 127.

English Names

Whitebelly Egg Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 38).

Pale-bellied Egg Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 246).


Western edge of the southern Cameroon Plateau, 300-1000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cameroon

Endemic: Cameroon


Rödel and Pauwels, 2003, Salamandra, 39: 144, suggested that the record for Mount Alén in Equatorial Guinea (De la Riva, 1994, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 8; Lasso, Rial, Castroviejo, and De la Riva, 2002, Graellsia, 58: 28), probably referred to a specimen of Leptodactylodon stevarti or an undescribed species. 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: 151. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 246–247, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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