Arthroleptis adolfifriederici

Arthroleptis adolfifriederici

Arthroleptis adolfifriederici

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Arthroleptis adolfifriederici

Arthroleptis adolfifriederici is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae. It is found in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, and Uganda. Several common names have been coined for it, including Rugege Forest squeaker, Rugegewald squeaker, Adolf Friedrich's squeaker frog, and Adolf's squeaker.

Animal name origin

The specific name adolfifriederici is named for Duke Adolf Friedrich of Mecklenburg, German explorer and colonial politician, based on the "stately form" of the species.

Appearance

Arthroleptis adolfifriederici is a moderately robust frog with long, slender limbs. Males measure 28–32 mm (1.1–1.3 in) (two specimens only) and females 30–43 mm (1.2–1.7 in) in snout–vent length. The head is broad. The tympanum is distinct and circular, tending toward ovoid. The fingers and toes do not have webbing but the toes have prominent subarticular tubercles. Skin is generally glandular. Color in preservative (alcohol) is light to medium brown with small, dark-brown spots.

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References

1. Arthroleptis adolfifriederici Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthroleptis_adolfifriederici
2. Arthroleptis adolfifriederici on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/54364/3014681

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