Leptodactylodon axillaris Amiet, 1971

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

Leptodactylodon axillaris Amiet, 1971, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 7–8: 164. Holotype: MHNG 2031.08 (formerly JLA 71.622) according to Amiet, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 22, and Schätti, Perret, and Mariaux, 2002, Cat. Comm. Types Amph. Rept. Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve, Vers. 4.0 (Jan. 2002): 12. Type locality: "monts Bamboutos, env. 2.300 m", Cameroon.

English Names

Pale-sided Egg Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 250).


Mount Bamboutos, 2300-2700 m elevation, and probably Mount Okou, in the Cameroon Range, Cameroon.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cameroon

Endemic: Cameroon


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. Cruz, Dawson, and Blackburn, 2013, Afr. J. Herpetol., 62: 28-29, described the larva. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 99–100, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 250–251, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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