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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Arthroleptidae
Subfamily: Astylosterninae
Genus: Astylosternus
Werner, 1898
Type species
Astylosternus diadematus
Werner, 1898
12 species (see text)

Gampsosteonyx Boulenger, 1900
Dilobates Boulenger, 1900

Astylosternus (commonly known as night frogs) is a genus of frogs in the Arthroleptidae family. It contains 12 species found in an area spanning from Sierra Leone in West Africa to the Democratic Republic of Congo in Central Africa, with a gap in the region of Ghana.[1]


There are 12 species:[1][2]

Common name Binomial name
River night frog Astylosternus batesi (Boulenger, 1900)
Victoria night frog Astylosternus diadematus Werner, 1898
Fopouanga night frog Astylosternus fallax Amiet, 1978
Astylosternus laticephalus Rödel et al., 2012
Laurent's night frog Astylosternus laurenti Amiet, 1978
Mountain night frog Astylosternus montanus Amiet, 1978
Nganha night frog Astylosternus nganhanus Amiet, 1978
Western night frog Astylosternus occidentalis Parker, 1931
Perret's night frog Astylosternus perreti Amiet, 1978
Central Night Frog Astylosternus ranoides Amiet, 1978
Cameroon Range Night Frog Astylosternus rheophilus Amiet, 1978
Apouh night frog Astylosternus schioetzi Amiet, 1978


  1. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Astylosternus Werner, 1898". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Arthroleptidae". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 

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