About this object

Medium sized frog. Dorsum dark with a pattern in silverish white, normally consisting of a triangle on top of the snout continuing into a broad dorsolateral stripe to the groin. A light spot in the lumbar region, sometimes confluent with the dorsolateral stripes, and two light spots on tibia, or tibia uniformly light. Although normally constant in pattern, individuals in some populations can vary considerably, e.g. having a light middorsal stripe or even a uniform light dorsum.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Afrixalus dorsalis (Peters, 1875)
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Brown Banana Frog
  • Collector
    Malcolm J Largen
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Africa: Central Africa: Democratic Republic of the Congo: Menengue
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Obtained from Dr Malcolm J. Largen, 1991
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    Collection Number: 28

Explore related


  • Tauraco Research Report

    Publisher: Tauraco Press
    Date: 1991-12

Object view = Natural Science
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