Callixalus pictus Laurent, 1950

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Genus: Callixalus > Species: Callixalus pictus

Callixalus pictus Laurent, 1950, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 44: 5. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered by original designation; MRAC 105745, according to Laurent, 1972, Bull. Seanc., Bruxelles, 1971–72: 265. Type locality: "Lutsiro (Alt. 2.600 m.), Territoire de Kisenyi, Ruanda [= Rwanda]".

English Names

African Painted Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 66).

Painted Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 150). 


Itombwe and Kabobo highlands of eastern Dem. Rep. Congo, never below 2100 m elevation, and Gishwati-Mukura and Nyunge Nationa Parks of western Rwanda, 2100 to 2600 m elevation

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Rwanda


See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 283.  Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 87–88, provided a brief account and map. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 150–151, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Dehling and Sinsch, 2023, Diversity, 15 (512): 1–81, discussed the range, identification, natural history, and conservation status in Rwanda. 

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