About this object

A very large (30–40 mm) Afrixalus from the savannas of eastern and southern Africa; dark with broad light silverish dorsolateral bands from tip of snout to anus. The bands meet posteriorly, not anteriorly. About half the specimens in northern populations (Tanzania and Kenya) have the entire dorsum silverish white. Upper side of tibia white.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    1998.46.37
  • Scientific name
    Afrixalus fornasinii (Bianconi, 1849)
  • Classification
    AMPHIBIA ANURA HYPEROLIIDAE
  • Common name
    Silver-banded Banana Frog
  • Collector
    Martin Pickersgill
  • Date collected
    1986-12
  • Place collected
    Africa: Southern Africa: South Africa: Meerensee
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Donated by Martin Pickersgill, 1998
  • Red Book Data status
Object view = Natural Science
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