Hymenochirus boulengeri De Witte, 1930

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pipidae > Subfamily: Dactylethrinae > Genus: Hymenochirus > Species: Hymenochirus boulengeri

Hymenochirus boulengeri De Witte, 1930, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 19: 240. Holotype: MRAC 3375; Lang, 1990, Doc. Trav., Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg., 59: 11, regarded the holotype as a syntype and IRSNB 1.020 (2 specimens) as additional syntypes. Type locality: "Congo Belge [= Dem. Rep. Congo]: Uele-Itimbiri, Uele-Nepoko ... Mauda".

English Names

Eastern Dwarf Clawed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 96).

Boulenger's Dwarf Clawed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 40). 


Northeastern Dem. Rep. Congo.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Endemic: Congo, Democratic Republic of the


 Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 40–41, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Mali, Chifundera, Mlungu, Mizani, Katuala, Mbalitini, Ewango, Tungaluna, and Akaibe, 2019, Am. J. Zool., 2: 18–27, reported on specimens from Nord-Kivu, Dem. Rep. Congo. Badjedjea, Masudi, Akaibe, and Gvoždík, 2022, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 16 (1: e301): 59, commented on a population of Hymenochirus cf. boulengeri from the Kokolopori Bonobo Nature Reserve, Tshuapa Province, Dem. Rep. Congo, and the taxonomic questions raised by these specimens.

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