Chrysobatrachus cupreonitens Laurent, 1951

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Genus: Chrysobatrachus > Species: Chrysobatrachus cupreonitens

Chrysobatrachus cupreonitens Laurent, 1951, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 44: 376. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered, according to the original publication; given as MRAC 109970 by Laurent, 1972, Bull. Seanc., Bruxelles, 1971–72: 268. Type locality: "Riv. Kitadjabukwe, 2.800-2.850 m., bassin de l'Ulindi, Terr. d'Uvira, Kivu", Itombwe highlands, eastern Dem. Rep. Congo.

English Names

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


Grasslands above 2400 m in the Itombwe highlands of eastern Dem. Rep. Congo.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Endemic: Congo, Democratic Republic of the


See brief account and map by Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 89–90. Greenbaum and Chifundera, 2012, Herpetol. Rev., 43: 254–259, reported the rediscovery of this species, not otherwise collected since 1954. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 148–149, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.  

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