Hymenochirus curtipes Noble, 1924

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

Hymenochirus curtipes Noble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 155. Holotype: AMNH 9453, by original designation. Type locality: "Zambi, Lower Congo", Zaire.

English Names

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

Short-legged Dwarf Clawed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 40). 


Western Dem. Rep. Congo and adjacent Rep. Congo to southern Central African Republic (see comment).


Jackson and Beier, 2006, Herpetol. Rev., 37: 487, discussed the range and provided a record in Rep. Congo. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 287, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Baptista, Conradie, Vaz Pinto, and Branch, 2019, In Huntley, Russo, Lages, and Ferrand (eds.), Biodiversity in Angola: 258, doubted that this species will be found in Cabinda Enclave, Angola. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 40–41, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map (including southern Central African Republic). 

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