Leptodactylodon boulengeri Nieden, 1910

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

Leptodactylodon boulengeri Nieden, 1910, Arch. Naturgesch., 76: 242. Holotype: ZMB, according to R. Laurent In Amiet, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 22. Type locality: "Banjobezirk" (= Region of Banyo), Cameroon.

Arthroleptis (Arthroleptulus) boulengeriLaurent, 1941 "1940", Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 87.

Leptodactylodon bamilekianus Amiet, 1971, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 7–8: 146. Holotype: JLA 70.929 (presumably now MHNG), by original designation. Type locality: "Batié", Cameroon. Synonymy by Amiet, 1981 "1980", Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 27: 105.

English Names

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


Cameroon Range, in the submontane zone, western Cameroon, and adjacent southeastern Nigeria, 800–1450 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cameroon, Nigeria


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: 152. Mapouyat, Hirschfeld, Rödel, Liedtke, Loader, Gonwouo, Dahmen, Doherty-Bone, and Barej, 2014, Zootaxa, 3765: 29–53, reported on larval morphology. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 252–253, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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