Kassina lamottei Schiøtz, 1967

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

Kassina lamottei Schiøtz, 1967, Spolia Zool. Mus. Haun., 25: 89. Holotype: ZMUC R075082, by original designation. Type locality: "just southwest of Zéalé, between Danané and Mt. Nimba, Côte d'Ivoire [=Ivory Coast]".

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

English Names

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

Lamotte's Running Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 142). 


Western and southwestern Ivory Coast from the Mont Nimba area, south to Tai national Park, and east into adjacent Liberia and Guinea (Ziama Forest).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia


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, who noted that the Senegal records are in error. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 234–235, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 239–240, provided an account. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 142–143, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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