Endemic Animals of Cameroon








Bannerman's turaco
Bannerman's turaco
Bannerman's turaco is a species of bird in the family Musophagidae. It is endemic to Cameroon. In French it is known as touraco de Bannerman or touraco doré. Its scientific and common names honour the ornithologist David Armitage Bannerman. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat destruction and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has listed it as an "endangered species".
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Bannerman's turaco
Fernando Po swift
Fernando Po swift
The Fernando Po swift is a species of swift in the family Apodidae.
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Fernando Po swift
Mount Cameroon spurfowl
Mount Cameroon spurfowl
The Mount Cameroon spurfowl is a bird species in the pheasant family Phasianidae. It is found only in Cameroon.
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Mount Cameroon spurfowl
Bates's weaver
Bates's weaver
Bates's weaver is a species of bird in the family Ploceidae. It is endemic to Cameroon.
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Bates's weaver
Mount Cameroon speirops
Mount Cameroon speirops
The Mount Cameroon speirops or Cameroon speirops is a species of bird in the disputed family Zosteropidae, which might be included in the Timaliidae. It is endemic to Cameroon.
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Mount Cameroon speirops
Banded wattle-eye
Banded wattle-eye
The banded wattle-eye is a species of bird in the family Platysteiridae. It is endemic to the Bamenda Highlands in western Cameroon. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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Banded wattle-eye
Bamenda apalis
Bamenda apalis
The Bamenda apalis is a species of bird in the family Cisticolidae. It is endemic to Cameroon.
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Bamenda apalis
Herpele multiplicata
Herpele multiplicata
Herpele multiplicata is a species of caecilian in the family Herpelidae. It is endemic to Cameroon. It is only known from its holotype, which is now lost. The only available information is the brief species description published in 1912 by Fritz Nieden. Common name Victoria caecilian has been coined for it.
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Herpele multiplicata
Astylosternus nganhanus
Astylosternus nganhanus
Astylosternus nganhanus is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae. It is endemic to Cameroon and known from Mount Nganha on the Adamawa Plateau; it is probably endemic to that area. Common name Nganha night frog has been coined for it. This poorly known species is only known from five specimens.
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Astylosternus nganhanus
Arlequinus
Arlequinus
Arlequinus is a genus of frogs in the family Hyperoliidae endemic to the Western High Plateau and Mount Cameroon, Cameroon. It is monotypic, being represented by the single species Arlequinus krebsi, commonly known as the Mebebque frog. Its natural habitats are dense tropical forest; it is threatened by habitat loss caused by wood cutting, agriculture, and human settlement.
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Arlequinus
Hyperolius dintelmanni
Hyperolius dintelmanni
Hyperolius dintelmanni is a species of frogs in the family Hyperoliidae. It is endemic to Cameroon and found in the montane southwestern part of the country. Specifically, it has been recorded from the Bakossi Mountains, including the Edib Hills and Mount Kupe. The specific name, dintelmanni, honors Mr. Horst Dintelmann from Germany in recognition of "his support of taxonomic research and forthcoming conservation projects in Cameroon".
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Hyperolius dintelmanni
Alexteroon jynx
Alexteroon jynx
Alexteroon jynx is a species of frog in the family Hyperoliidae. It is endemic to the Rumpi Hills in southwestern Cameroon. The common name smooth egg-guarding frog has been proposed for this species.
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Alexteroon jynx
Crotaphatrema tchabalmbaboensis
Crotaphatrema tchabalmbaboensis
Crotaphatrema tchabalmbaboensis is a species of caecilian in the family Scolecomorphidae, the tropical or African caecilians. It was discovered in 1997 on Mount Tchabal Mbabo in the Adamawa Plateau, western Cameroon, and described as a new species to science in 2000. Three specimens were collected at the type locality, and no individuals have been observed since.
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Crotaphatrema tchabalmbaboensis
Afrixalus lacteus
Afrixalus lacteus
Afrixalus lacteus is a species of frog in the family Hyperoliidae. It is endemic to Cameroon and known from a few mountains in the western part of the country; specifically, it has been recorded from Mount Manengouba, Mount Nlonaka, and the southern Bamileke Highlands . Common name Cameroon banana frog has been coined for it. Prior to its description, it was confused with Afrixalus lindholmi.
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Afrixalus lacteus
Leptodactylodon axillaris
Leptodactylodon axillaris
Leptodactylodon axillaris is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae. It is endemic to Cameroon. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, rivers, freshwater springs, rocky areas, and heavily degraded former forest. It is only recorded to Mount Bamboutos, West Region, Cameroon and is threatened by habitat loss.
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Leptodactylodon axillaris
Werneria preussi
Werneria preussi
Werneria preussi is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is found in southwestern Cameroon and—highly disjunctly and based on a more than 100 years old record—in Togo. Some sources also mention Equatorial Guinea.
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Werneria preussi
Werneria submontana
Werneria submontana
Werneria submontana is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to western Cameroon and is known from Mount Kupe and the Bakossi Mountains. It is found at elevations of 800 to 1,200 m above sea level, but there are tentative records from lower elevations, perhaps down to 300 m . It has been found in association with rivers . The species can be locally abundant but is threatened by habitat loss. Parts of its range receive ...
protection from the Bakossi Forest Reserve.
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Werneria submontana
Leptodactylodon ornatus
Leptodactylodon ornatus
Leptodactylodon ornatus is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae. It is endemic to western Cameroon. Common name ornate egg frog has been proposed for it.
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Leptodactylodon ornatus
Leptodactylodon bueanus
Leptodactylodon bueanus
Leptodactylodon bueanus is a species of frogs in the family Arthroleptidae. It is endemic to western Cameroon and known from the eastern slope of Mount Cameroon and from Bimbia Hill near Limbe. It was originally described as a subspecies of Leptodactylodon albiventris and is also similar to Leptodactylodon stevarti.
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Leptodactylodon bueanus
Hyperolius ademetzi
Hyperolius ademetzi
Hyperolius ademetzi is a species of frog in the family Hyperoliidae. It is endemic to Cameroon. Its natural habitats are moist savanna, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, rivers, freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, and intermittent freshwater marshes. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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Hyperolius ademetzi
Astylosternus rheophilus
Astylosternus rheophilus
Astylosternus rheophilus is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae. It is endemic to western Cameroon. Common name Cameroon Range night frog has been coined for it. Two subspecies are recognized:
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Astylosternus rheophilus
Cardioglossa venusta
Cardioglossa venusta
Cardioglossa venusta is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae. It is endemic to the mountains of western Cameroon. Specifically, it is known from Mount Manengouba, the Bamileke Highlands, Mount Nlonako, and the Rumpi Hills. Common name highland long-fingered frog has been coined for it.
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Cardioglossa venusta
Leptodactylodon albiventris
Leptodactylodon albiventris
Leptodactylodon albiventris is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae.
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Leptodactylodon albiventris
Astylosternus ranoides
Astylosternus ranoides
Astylosternus ranoides is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae. It is endemic to Cameroon. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, rivers, swamps, and freshwater lakes. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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Astylosternus ranoides
Astylosternus schioetzi
Astylosternus schioetzi
Astylosternus schioetzi is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae. It is endemic to south-western Cameroon and is only known from two areas near Edéa, Apouh and Koupongo, separated by the Sanaga River. The specific name schioetzi honours Arne Schiøtz, a Danish herpetologist who has worked extensively on African tree frogs. Common name Apouh night frog has been coined for this species .
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Astylosternus schioetzi
Cardioglossa oreas
Cardioglossa oreas
Cardioglossa oreas is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae. It is endemic to Cameroon and known from the Western High Plateau between Mount Oku and the Bamboutos Mountains. Records from Mount Manengouba refer to Cardioglossa manengouba.
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Cardioglossa oreas
Leptodactylodon erythrogaster
Leptodactylodon erythrogaster
Leptodactylodon erythrogaster is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae. It is endemic to Cameroon. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, rivers, and freshwater springs. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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Leptodactylodon erythrogaster
Werneria tandyi
Werneria tandyi
Werneria tandyi is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to western Cameroon and known from Mount Manengouba and from the Rumpi Hills. It lives by fast-flowing streams in submontane forest and degraded secondary habitats, and several individuals may be found clustered together on rocks in the splash zone. It is common within its limited range but threatened by habitat loss caused by agriculture and human settlements. It might ...
occur in the Rumpi Hills Wildlife Reserve.
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Werneria tandyi
Werneria bambutensis
Werneria bambutensis
Werneria bambutensis is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to western Cameroon where it occurs at high altitudes between Mount Manengouba and Mount Oku, including the eponymous Bamboutos Mountains. It is also known as the Bamboutos smalltongue toad and Bambouto torrent toad.
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Werneria bambutensis
Leptodactylodon boulengeri
Leptodactylodon boulengeri
Leptodactylodon boulengeri is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae. It is found in the mountains of western Cameroon and the adjacent southern Nigeria, where it has recently been recorded in the Cross River State. The specific name boulengeri honours George Albert Boulenger, the famed Belgian-British herpetologist. Common name Boulenger's egg frog has been coined for this species.
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Leptodactylodon boulengeri
Wolterstorffina chirioi
Wolterstorffina chirioi
Wolterstorffina chirioi is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to Cameroon and known only from Mount Oku, its type locality. The specific name chirioi honours Laurent Chirio, a herpetologist from the National Museum of Natural History, France; he also collected the holotype.
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Wolterstorffina chirioi
Cardioglossa alsco
Cardioglossa alsco
Cardioglossa alsco is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae. It is endemic to Cameroon and is known from its type locality on southern slopes of the Tschabal Mbabo Mountains as well as from the Gotel Mountains, both in the Adamawa Region. Its range might extend into Nigeria. The specific name alsco is a patronym for the American Linen Supply Company . The company's German branch supported the expedition during which this species was ...
discovered.
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Cardioglossa alsco
Makumuno Assumbo caecilian
Makumuno Assumbo caecilian
The Makumunu Assumbo caecilian, Idiocranium russeli, is a species of African caecilian in the family Indotyphlidae. It is one of the smallest of caecilians, and is found in Cameroon. It is monotypic in the genus Idiocranium.
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Makumuno Assumbo caecilian
Sclerophrys djohongensis
Sclerophrys djohongensis
Sclerophrys djohongensis is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to the Adamawa Plateau in north-central Cameroon. It was originally described as a subspecies of Bufo funereus . It might even be a junior synonym of Sclerophrys villiersi.
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Sclerophrys djohongensis
Wolterstorffina mirei
Wolterstorffina mirei
Wolterstorffina mirei is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to Cameroon and known from Mount Oku and the Bamboutos Mountains. Its natural habitats are montane grassland, and that in the dry season, areas near streams and small watercourses in bamboo forest. It is threatened by habitat loss caused by fire, overgrazing, and agriculture.
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Wolterstorffina mirei
Astylosternus laurenti
Astylosternus laurenti
Astylosternus laurenti is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae. It is endemic to Cameroon. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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Astylosternus laurenti
Afrixalus schneideri
Afrixalus schneideri
Afrixalus schneideri, also known as Schneider's banana frog, is a species of frog in the family Hyperoliidae. It is endemic to a locality in Cameroon, but has not been found in the wild for many years. It is likely that it is not a valid species.
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Afrixalus schneideri
Cardioglossa trifasciata
Cardioglossa trifasciata
Cardioglossa trifasciata is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae. It is endemic to western Cameroon and only known from the southern slopes of Mount Manengouba. Common name Nsoung long-fingered frog has been coined for it.
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Cardioglossa trifasciata
Hyperolius acutirostris
Hyperolius acutirostris
Hyperolius acutirostris is a species of frog in the family Hyperoliidae. It is endemic to southwestern Cameroon, found as far east as the region of Yaoundé. Common name sharpsnout reed frog has been coined for it.
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Hyperolius acutirostris
Sclerophrys villiersi
Sclerophrys villiersi
Sclerophrys villiersi is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to western Cameroon. It occurs along fast-flowing streams in montane grasslands that sometimes contain gallery forest. During the day, it hides in holes. Breeding takes place in slow-flowing streams bordered with trees. It is threatened by habitat loss caused by smallholder farming activities, livestock ranching, timber extraction, and human settlement. It is not ...
present in any protected areas.
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Sclerophrys villiersi
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