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Alexteroon jynx
family: Hyperoliidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
See IUCN account.
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

Description
A very small (males 23-24,5 mm.) transluscent green Alexteroon from the dense forest in Western Cameroun.
This recently described species is only known from a single locality . It differ from the very similar A. obstetricans by the smaller size, by its absence of fringes along the limbs and the lack of spinosities in males.
Colour in life.- Dorsum light green, by night entirely so or with small dark spots, by day with small white points. Ventrum transluscent greenish with an opaque white breast.
Voice.- A click similar to that of e.g. Hyperolius concolor

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon

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References
 

Amiet, J.-L (2000). "Les Alexteroon du Cameroun." Alytes, 17((3-4)), 125-164.



Written by Arne Schi√łtz (arne AT schiotz.dk), *
First submitted 2001-01-29



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