Short Communication

The rediscovery of a lost frog: Arthroleptis troglodytes Poynton, 1963

Published in: African Zoology
Volume 52, issue 3, 2017 , pages: 183–187
DOI: 10.1080/15627020.2017.1370982
Author(s): Francois S BeckerGobabeb Research and Training Centre, Namibia, Robert W HopkinsNatural History Museum of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe


The cave squeaker Arthroleptis troglodytes Poynton, 1963 was first collected in 1961/62, and not observed again for 54 years despite several attempts to locate it. We rediscovered this species near the type locality in the Chimanimani mountain range in eastern Zimbabwe. We describe for the first time the call and colour in life, and highlight several morphological and habitat features not previously recorded for this species.

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