Arthroleptis pyrrhoscelis Laurent, 1952



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1952 or prior

Rediscovered on 2 January 2011

IUCN RedList status: Least Concern



Burundi & Itombwe and Kabobo Highlands in southern Kivu Province, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (& Rwanda?)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Laurent, R. F. (1952). Reptiles et batraciens nouveaux du massif du mont Kabobo et du plateau des Marungu. Rev. zool. bot. afr. 46: 18-34.


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. 2016. Arthroleptis pyrrhoscelis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T54381A49250941. Downloaded on 19 February 2017.

Laurent, R.F. 1954. Remarques sur le genre Schoutedenella Witte. Annales du Musée Royal du Congo Belge, Sciences Zoologiques 1: 34-40.

Poynton, J.C. 2003. Arthroleptis troglodytes and the content of Schoutedenella (Amphibia: Anura: Arthroleptidae). African Journal of Herpetology 52: 49-51.


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