Petropedetes cameronensis Reichenow, 1874

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Petropedetidae > Genus: Petropedetes > Species: Petropedetes cameronensis

Petropedetes cameronensis Reichenow, 1874, Arch. Naturgesch., 40: 290. Holotype: Not designated; ZMG, according to Herrmann, 1989, Veröff. Naturhist. Mus. Schleusingen, 4: 13. Type locality: "Gebirgsbach bei Bimbia, in den Vorbergen des Camerun", near Victoria (now Limbé), Cameroon. Given as "Bimba, Cameroons" by Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 47. Given as "Bonjongo", Cameroon by Herrmann, 1989, Veröff. Naturhist. Mus. Schleusingen, 4: 14. Placed on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology by Opinion 1921, Anonymous, 1999, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 56: 96-100.

Platymantis cameronensisPeters, 1875, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1875: 211.

Hylambates cameronensisBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 137. Provisional generic assignment.

Hylambates (Platymantis) cameronensisKnauer, 1878, Naturgesch. Lurche: 111.

Petropedetes cameronensisBoulenger, 1900, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1900: 439. Deckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 153.

Petropedetes obscurus Ahl, 1924, Zool. Anz., 58: 81-82. Syntypes: ZMB unnumbered according to the original publication; given as ZMB 21759 (2 specimens), by XXX. Type locality: "Tscharra Danafluss"; restated as Ishiara, Fleuve Tana, Kenya, by Perret, 1984, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 107: 167-170, who made this synonymy.

English Names

Cameroon Water Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 103).

Cameroon Torrent Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 318). 


Flowing streams in closed-canopy forests of southeastern Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon; Bioko I. (Equatorial Guinea). 


Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 47, provided records for Nigeria. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 627. Barej, Rödel, Gonwouo, Pauwels, Böhme, and Schmitz, 2010, Zootaxa, 2340: 30-35. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 266, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 318–319, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. See brief account, range map, and photographs for Equatorial Guinea in Sánchez-Vialas, Calvo-Revuelta, Castroviejo-Fisher, and De la Riva, 2020, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 66: 137–230. 

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