Chrysobatrachus

Chrysobatrachus is a genus of frogs in the family Hyperoliidae. It is monotypic, being represented by the single species, Chrysobatrachus cupreonitens.[2][3] It is endemic to the Itombwe Mountains in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.[1][4]

Chrysobatrachus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hyperoliidae
Genus: Chrysobatrachus
Laurent, 1951
Species:
C. cupreonitens
Binomial name
Chrysobatrachus cupreonitens
Laurent, 1951

Chrysobatrachus cupreonitens is a species of montane grasslands, occurring at elevations of 2,400–3,000 m (7,900–9,800 ft) above sea level. During the dry season, it has been recorded in marshes and streams, grasses and heathers. The marshes get flooded during the rainy season. Reproduction takes place in pools of water, as evidenced by calling males and pairs in amplexus.[1]

The species is considered "Endangered" because of its relatively small range and threats to its habitat from grazing, agriculture and mining.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2015). "Chrysobatrachus cupreonitens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T56093A16937505. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-2.RLTS.T56093A16937505.en. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2016). "Chrysobatrachus Laurent, 1951". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Hyperoliidae". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2016. Archived from the original on 26 April 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  4. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2016). "Chrysobatrachus cupreonitens Laurent, 1951". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 29 April 2016.