Hyperolius jynx (Amiet, 2000)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Subfamily: Hyperoliinae > Genus: Hyperolius > Species: Hyperolius jynx

Alexteroon jynx Amiet, 2000, Alytes, 17: 142. Holotype: MNHNP 1999.5561, by original designation. Type locality: "Betenge, . . . Env. 930 m", Cameroon.

Hyperolius jynx — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 459, by implication. 

Hyperolius (Alexteroon) jynx — Ernst, Kehlmaier, Baptista, Vaz Pinto, Branquima, Dewynter, Fouquet, Ohler, and Schmitz, 2021, Zool. Anz., 293: 222. 

English Names

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


Known only from the region of the villages of Betenge and Mofako on the eastern slope of Mount Rumpi, southwestern Cameroon, 800-1050 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cameroon

Endemic: Cameroon


See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 282. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 145-150. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 168–169, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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