The following is the original description by Boulenger (1906):
Closely allied to C. leucomystax, but fingers and toes more (section illegible) and more distinctly dilated at the end, and inner metataral tubercle smaller, much shorter than the inner toe.Tibio-tarsal articulation reaching the eye or between the eye and the tip of the snout (the tympanum or the eye in C. leucomystax) Greyish brown above with large and small symmetrical dark brown spots with a fine palee outline; the first large spot begins between the eyes and is triangular with the base turned forwards; it is immediately followed by a second and by a third, each subtriangular or cordiform with the point turned forwards; a large oval spot on the lumbar region; a whitish line round the eye and the temporal region; limbs with spots and bars edged with lighter, as on the body; throat and belly brown, or much spotted with
From snout to vent 37 mm.
Four specimens from Efulen.
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Cardioglossa elegans is a species of frog in the Arthroleptidae family. It is found in Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, rivers, and heavily degraded former forest. It is threatened by habitat loss.
- Amiet, J.-L. & Burger, M. 2004. Cardioglossa elegans. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 20 July 2007.
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