Leptodactylodon polyacanthus Amiet, 1971

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

Leptodactylodon polyacanthus Amiet, 1971 "1970", Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 5: 76. Holotype: MHNG 2031.09 (formerly JLA 70.939) according to according to Amiet, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 23, Schätti, Perret, and Mariaux, 2002, Cat. Comm. Types Amph. Rept. Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve, Vers. 4.0 (Jan. 2002): 13. Type locality: "forêt de Bafut[-Ngemba], Mt. Léfo, près de Bamenda, récolté vers 1.900 m", Cameroon.

Leptodactylodon polyacanthus polyacanthusAmiet, 1971, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 7–8: 149.

Leptodactylodon polyacanthus punctiventris Amiet, 1971, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 7–8: 149. Holotype: JLA 71.459, presumably now in MHNG. Type locality: "Fotabong, 1.000-1.100 m", Cameroon.

English Names

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

Spiny Egg Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 252). 


Montane and submontane forests of Western Cameroon Highlands, excluding Mount Cameroon, Mount Kupe, Mount Nlonako, Mount Manenguba, and the Rumpi Hills; Obudu Plateau in eastern Nigeria.

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

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