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.


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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