Kassina decorata (Angel, 1940)

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

Megalixalus decorata Angel, 1940, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 2, 12: 240. Holotype: MNHNP 1939.124, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 58. Type locality: "Cameroun. Cratère de l'Eboga, Monts Manengouba".

Kassina decorataLaurent and Combaz, 1950, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 43: 270.

Kassina maculosa decorataPerret, 1958, Bull. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, Ser. A, 20: 1437-1447; Inger, 1968, Explor. Parc Natl. Garamba, Miss. H. de Saeger, 52: 127.

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

Kassina decorataAmiet, 2007, Rev. Suisse Zool., 114: 102.

English Names

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


Cameroon (Bamiléké Plateau and Mount Manengouba).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cameroon

Endemic: Cameroon


Amiet, 2007, Rev. Suisse Zool., 114: 102-113, discussed the former difficulty of distinguishing this species from Kassina maculosa, provisionally removed this species from the synonym of Kassina maculosa, where it had been placed by Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 241-242, and provided discussion of how identification can be arrived at. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 387-393. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 232, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 138–139, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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