Afrixalus nigeriensis Schiøtz, 1963

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

Afrixalus congicus nigeriensis Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 54. Holotype: ZMUC R071554, by original designation. Type locality: "waterholes just south of Iperin, Ijebu Province, W., Nigeria".

Afrixalus nigeriensisPerret, 1976, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 99: 28; Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 51.

English Names

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

Nigerian Spiny Reed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 154).  


Rainforest from extreme southeastern Guinea and Liberia through Ivory Coast to western Nigeria; apparently absent from Togo and Benin.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria


Rödel and Branch, 2002, Salamandra, 38: 260, confirmed the existence of this species in western forests of Ivory Coast. Segniagbeto, Bowessidjaou, Dubois, and Ohler, 2007, Alytes, 24: 76, did not list this species in Togo. Hillers and Rödel, 2007, Salamandra, 43: 1-10, reported the species in Liberia. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 617. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 51–52, provided a brief account and map. Kouamé, Konan, Adepo-Gourène, Gourène, and Rödel, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 657–665, provided a record for eastern Ivory Coast. Rödel and Glos, 2019, Zoosyst. Evol., 95: 21, reported this species from the Krahn-Bassa Proposed Protected Area in southeastern Liberia and the Foya Proposed Protected Area in western Liberia. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 154–155, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.  

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