The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Chrysobatrachus cupreonitens Laurent, 1951

Itombwe golden frog

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 29 November 1950

Rediscovered on 7 January 2011

IUCN RedList status: Endangered

 

Distribution

Itombwe Mountains, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Laurent, R. F. (1951). Deux reptiles et onze batraciens nouveaux d'Afrique centrale. Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 44: 360-381.

 

Other references:

Greenbaum, Eli and Kusamba, Chifundera. (2012). Conservation Implications Following the Rediscovery of Four Frog Species from the Itombwe Natural Reserve, Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Herpetological Review 43(2): 253–259.

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2015. Chrysobatrachus cupreonitens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T56093A16937505. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-2.RLTS.T56093A16937505.en. Downloaded on 19 February 2017.

Laurent, R. F. 1964. Adaptive modifications in frogs of an isolated highland fauna in central Africa. Evolution [1964]: 458-467.

Schiøtz, A. 1999. Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.

https://web.archive.org/web/20110723030833/https://eligreenbaum.iss.utep.edu/lost_amphibians.htm

 

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