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



Itombwe Mountains, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo


Biology & Ecology










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. 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.


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