Alexteroon obstetricans (Ahl, 1931)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Subfamily: Hyperoliinae > Genus: Alexteroon > Species: Alexteroon obstetricans

Hyperolius obstetricans Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 364. Holotype: ZMB unnumbered, according to the original publication; MHNG 995.48 designated neotype for the lost holotype by Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 410. Type locality: "Bipindi, Kamerun [= Cameroon]"; neotype from "Foulassi, rivière Lobô". The description in Ahl, 1931, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 17: 90, appeared a few weeks later according to unpublished notes by A. Loveridge (fide R. Laurent).

Alexteroon obstetricansPerret, 1988, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 111: 39.

English Names

Frilled Egg-guarding Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 168). 

Distribution

Southern and southwestern Cameroon south through Equatorial Guinea and much of Gabon; likely in adjacent Rep. Congo.

Comment

Lasso, Rial, Castroviejo, and De la Riva, 2002, Graellsia, 58: 21–34, provided notes on ecological distribution in Equatorial Guinea. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 124–136. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 84–85, provided a brief account. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 196–197, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Dewynter, Frétey, Jongsma, Bamba-Kaya, and Pauwels, 2018, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 18: 15, provided a brief account and photographs from the Monts Birougou area of Gabon. Dewynter and Frétey, 2019, Cah. Fondation Biotope, 27: 22, summarized the literature for Gabon and provided photographs (p. 56). Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 168–169, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. See brief account, range map, and photographs for Equatorial Guinea in Sánchez-Vialas, Calvo-Revuelta, Castroviejo-Fisher, and De la Riva, 2020, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 66: 137–230. 

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