New data from Morerella cyanophthalma (Anura: Hyperoliidae) in Azagny National Park, southern-central Ivory Coast

Ngoran Germain Kouame

Abstract


Morerella cyanophthalma is a frog endemic to Ivory Coast. Currently it is listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List. It was reported to have a range limited to the eastern Ivorian forests. The taxonomic status of frogs from the southern-central Azagny National Park was uncertain. Herein we confirm the species’ presence in this park, as the third record, being 130 km west of the type locality and provide further data on habitat use, and morphology. We urge to search for further populations of this rare frog and suggest protection of such sites.

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Amphibia, Côte d’Ivoire, endemic, rainforest, Upper Guinea

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