Kassina arboricola Perret, 1985

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Subfamily: Kassininae > Genus: Kassina > Species: Kassina arboricola

Kassina arboricola Perret, 1985, S. Afr. J. Sci., 81: 196. Holotype: MHNG 2130.98, by original designation. Type locality: "Banco forest, Languededou, Ivory Coast".

Kassina (Kassina) arboricolaDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 37.

Kassina cochranae arboricolaSchiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 240.

English Names

Ivory Coast Running Frog (Kassina arboricola [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 68).


Southwestern Ghana to west-central Ivory Coast, west of the river Sassandra.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ghana, Ivory Coast


Removed from the synonymy of Kassina cochranae by Rödel, Grafe, Rudolf, and Ernst, 2002, Copeia, 2002: 808, where it had been placed by Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 240. 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: 289. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 136–137, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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