Cacosternum kinangopensis Channing and Schmitz, 2009

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pyxicephalidae > Subfamily: Cacosterninae > Genus: Cacosternum > Species: Cacosternum kinangopensis

Cacosternum kinangopensis Channing and Schmitz, 2009 "2008", Afr. J. Herpetol., 57: 76. Holotype: NMK A/4372, by original designation. Type locality: "from a disused quarry near Murungaru village, North Kinangop, Kenya (00° 34′ 23.1″ S; 36° 29′ 29.2″ E, 2434 m)".

English Names

Kinangop Dainty Frog (original publication).


Kinangop Plateau to Kaptagat at higher elevations (above 2400 m) of the Aberdares, Kenya.


Most similar to Cacosternum plimptoni according to the original publication. See comments by Channing, Schmitz, Burger, and Kielgast, 2013, Zootaxa, 3701: 518–550. Spawls, Wasonga, and Drewes, 2019, Amph. Kenya: 34, provided a range map for Kenya, photograph, and brief characterization. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 370–371, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.  

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