Arthroleptis kutogundua Blackburn, 2012

Overlooked squeaker frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1930

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)


There have been no recent records of this species despite "numerous surveys" and it is therefore possibly extinct (IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group, 2013).



Ngozi Crater, Poroto Mountains, Mbeya Region, Tanzania (southwestern)


Biology & Ecology




Only known from the holotype collected in 1930 (Loveridge, 1933; Blackburn, 2012).






Original scientific description:

Blackburn, D. C. (2012). New species of Arthroleptis (Anura: Arthroleptidae) from Ngozi Crater in the Poroto Mountains of southwestern Tanzania. Journal of Herpetology 46(1): 129-135. [Abstract]


Other references:

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. (2013). Arthroleptis kutogundua. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 14 July 2013.

Loveridge, A. (1933). Reports on the scientific results of an expedition to the southwestern highlands of Tanganyika Territory. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 84: 345-358.


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