Kassina mertensi Laurent, 1952

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

Kassina mertensi Laurent, 1952, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 46: 272. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered, according to the original publication; given as MRAC 117110 by Laurent, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 225. Type locality: "Kitutu, alt. 700 m., Terr. de Mwenga, Kivu", Dem. Rep. Congo.

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

English Names

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


Rainforests in northeastern Dem. Rep. Congo.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Endemic: Congo, Democratic Republic of the


Likely conspecific with Kassina maculosa according to Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 243–244, who provided an account and map. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 138–139, provided a brief account and range map. 

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