Astylosternus diadematus
family: Arthroleptidae

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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon, Nigeria

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
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Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


From the Encyclopedia of Life account:


The name 'diadematus' (Latin) means wearing a diadem or crown.

Author: Zimkus, Breda


The following is a translation of the original description of ZMB 13920 from Victoria [now Limbé], Cameroon, by Werner (1898):

Astylosternus n. gen.

Tongue cut deep; palate teeth present. Fingers and toes webbed only at the base. Outer metatarsals separated. Omosternum with bony arm, which sits with a forked end of the procoracoid. Sternum a cartilaginous plate. Pupil unknown (specimen poor).

Astylosternus diademnatus n. sp.
Head broad, snout rounded, as long as the eye diameter. Eye-nostril and nostril-snout tip are same distance. Tympanum 2/3 eye diameter. Fingers and toes long and thin. Tibio-tarsal articulation reaches the tip of the snout. Palatal teeth small, on the line connecting the internal choanae. Interorbital space is equal to eyelid diameter. Skin smooth above and below. Upper surface dark brown, broad, dark, bright rimmed across bar between the eyes, a dark spot below the eye; Hind legs banded. Throat and belly whitish. Total length 50 mm, head length 16, head width 21, hind leg 84, front leg 35 mm.

Author: Zimkus, Breda