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.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Kenya

Endemic: 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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