African foam-nest tree frog

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African foam-nest tree frog
Rufous Foam-nest Tree Frog (Chiromantis rufescens).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Suborder: Neobatrachia
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Chiromantis
Species: C. rufescens
Binomial name
Chiromantis rufescens
(Günther, 1869)
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African foam-nest tree frog distribution

The African foam-nest tree frog or western foam-nest tree frog (Chiromantis rufescens) is a species of frog found in the tropical rainforests of Central Africa. The species has been found in nations ranging from Uganda to Sierra Leone, and has been found on the island of Bioko in Equatorial Guinea. It is likely to live in other nations in the region too, such as Angola but no scientific sightings have been recorded.

This species builds nests of foam above temporary pools and other water bodies.[1]


  1. ^ IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Chiromantis rufescens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. Downloaded on 9 April 2015