Afrixalus leucostictus Laurent, 1950

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Subfamily: Hyperoliinae > Genus: Afrixalus > Species: Afrixalus leucostictus

Afrixalus leucostictus Laurent, 1950, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 44: 7. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered by original designation; MRAC 75.19.B.8, according to Laurent, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 222. Type locality: "Makese (Alt. 650 m.), à 30 km. à l'est de Shabunda, au nord de l'Ulindi, Kivu", Dem. Rep. Congo.

English Names

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

Speckled Spiny Reed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 158).


Rainforest of eastern and central Dem. Rep. Congo, 750–1000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Endemic: Congo, Democratic Republic of the


See brief accounts by Laurent, 1972, Explor. Parc Natl. Virunga, Ser. 2, 22: 55-57, and Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 54–55. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 158–159, provided a brief account and range map. 

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