Hylambates verrucosus Boulenger, 1912

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Subfamily: Kassininae > Genus: Hylambates > Species: Hylambates verrucosus

Hylambates verrucosus Boulenger, 1912, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 8, 10: 141. Holotype: noted only as BMNH; BMNH 1947.2.10.3 (formerly 1908.12.14.5) by museum records. Type locality: "Mabire Forest, Chagwe, Uganda".

Phlyctimantis verrucosusLaurent and Combaz, 1950, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 43: 274.

Kassina (Phlyctimantis) verrucosaDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 38.

Hylambates verrucosus — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 223. 

English Names

Warty Striped Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 70).

Congo Wot-wot (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 213).

Warty Stripe-legged Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 213 [alternative name]).


Southwestern Uganda west and northern Rwanda to central and eastern Dem. Rep. Congo in forest, 600 to 2000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Rwanda, Uganda


Laurent, 1972, Explor. Parc Natl. Virunga, Ser. 2, 22: 54, and Schiøtz, 1975, Treefrogs E. Afr.: 68, noted the possibility that Phlyctimantis verrucosus, and Phlyctimantis leonardi (including Phlyctimantis boulengeri) might represent parts of a single cline. Laurent, 1976, Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Cent., Tervuren, Ser. Octavo, Sci. Zool., 213: 25, believed they are distinct species, as did Drewes, 1984, Occas. Pap. California Acad. Sci., 139: 1–70. Laurent, 1976, Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Cent., Tervuren, Ser. Octavo, Sci. Zool., 213: 23–29, provided and account. See accounts by. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 320–321, Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 213–214. Mali, Banda, Chifundera, Badjedjea, Sebe, Lokasola, Ewango, Tungaluna, and Akaibe, 2019, Am. J. Zool., 2: 38–43, reported the species from the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, northeastern Dem. Rep. Congo. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 247–248, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 134–135, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Kako-Wanzalire, Mongo, Ilonga, Mapoli, Mbumba, Neema, Tungaluna, Itoka, and Bogaert, 2021, Tropicultura, 39 (1: 1709): 1–19, briefly discussed habitat preference in north-central Dem. Rep. Congo. Badjedjea, Masudi, Akaibe, and Gvoždík, 2022, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 16 (1: e301): 57, commented on a population from the Kokolopori Bonobo Nature Reserve, Tshuapa Province, Dem. Rep. Congo. Dehling and Sinsch, 2023, Diversity, 15 (512): 1–81, discussed the range, identification, natural history, advertisement call, and conservation status in Rwanda. 

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