Cardioglossa cyaneospila Laurent, 1950

Bururi long-fingered frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1952

Rediscovered in 2011

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Laurent, R. F. (1950). Diagnoses preliminaires de treize batraciens nouveaux d'Afrique centrale. Revue de Zoologie et Botanie Africaine 1950: 1-18.


Other references:

Anonymous. (6 July, 2016). Africa Geographic team finds new location for previously ‘extinct’ frog species. Blog post at Africa Geographic, available from:

Arne Schiøtz, Robert Drewes. (2004). Cardioglossa cyaneospila. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. ( Downloaded on 12 May 2014.

Blackburn, David C. et al. (2016). The distribution of the Bururi Long-fingered Frog (Cardioglossa cyaneospila, family Arthroleptidae), a poorly known Albertine Rift endemic. Zootaxa 4170(2): 355-364.

Blackburn, David C. et al. (2021). Phylogeny of African Long-Fingered Frogs (Arthroleptidae: Cardioglossa) Reveals Recent Allopatric Divergences in Coloration. Ichthyology & Herpetology 109(3): 728-742.

Laurent, R. F. (1956). Esquisse d'une faune herpetologique du Ruanda-Urundi. Nat. Belg. 1956: 280-287.


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