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This form has previously been regarded as a subspecies of three other Afrixalus species (A. fornasini, A. dorsalis, A. congicus), but its status as a full species was established by Laurent (1982) and Schiøtz (1982). In habitat preference and morphology it is quite similar to the West African A. nigeriensis but it lacks the dark lumbar band which is almost always present in A. nigeriensis.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
This account was taken from "Treefrogs of Africa" by Arne Schiøtz with kind permission from Edition Chimaira publishers, Frankfurt am Main.
Updated by A. Schiøtz, 2008.
Laurent, R.F. (1982). ''Le genre Afrixalus LAURENT (Hyperoliidae) en Afrique Centrale.'' Koninklijk Museum voor Midden-Afrika Tervuren Belgie Annalen Zoologische Wetenschappen, (235), 1-58.
Schiøtz, A. (1999). Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.
Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2000-12-25)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-30)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Afrixalus equatorialis <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/450> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Aug 7, 2022.
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