Kassina cassinoides (Boulenger, 1903)

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

Hylambates cassinoides Boulenger, 1903, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 12: 556. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.10.1 (originally 1901.7.16.88), by museum records. Type locality: "McCarthy Island, Gambia".

Kassina cassinoidesLaurent and Combaz, 1950, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 43: 271; Schiøtz, 1964, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 127: 16.

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

English Names

Silver Running Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 68).

Large Running Frog (Emms, Jambang, Bah, Mankali, Rödel, and Barnett, 2005, Herpetol. Bull., London, 94: 14).

Double-banded Running Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 144).


Disjunct populations in dry savanna of West Africa from Gambia and southern Senegal to southern Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, northern Ghana, southeastern Nigeria, and northern Cameroon.


Rödel, 2000, Herpetofauna W. Afr., 1: 255–257, provided an account, and did Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 235–236. Böhme, 2005, Herpetozoa, Wien, 18: 177–178, discussed the range and provided a record for Senegal. Padial and De la Riva, 2004, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 18: 96, suggested that this species will be found in southern Mauritania. Wanger, 2005, Salamandra, 41: 27–33, provided Gambia records. Nago, Grell, Sinsin, and Rödel, 2006, Salamandra, 42: 93–108, provided a record for Benin. Emms, Jambang, Bah, Mankali, Rödel, and Barnett, 2005, Herpetol. Bull., London, 94: 6–16, provided a record for Gambia. Amiet, 2007, Rev. Suisse Zool., 114: 123–124, reviewed the species in Cameroon. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 407–412. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 230, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Nneji, Adeola, Okeyoyin, Oladipo, Saidu, Samuel, Usongo, Adedeji, Omotoso, Adeyi, Ugwumba, and Ugwumba: 543–559, reported the species from Gashaka Gumti National Park, east-southeast Nigeria. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 144–145, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Ayoro, Segniagbeto, Hema, Penner, Oueda, Dubois, Rödel, Kabré, and Ohler, 2020, Zoosystema, 42: 547–582, discussed records, identification, and habitat in Burkina Faso.   

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