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The genus Astylosternus in the Upper Guinea rainforests, West Africa, with the description of a new species (Amphibia: Anura: Arthroleptidae)

Rödel, Mark-Oliver; Barej, Michael F.; Hillers, Annika; Leaché, Adam D.; Kouamé, N'Goran G; Ofori-Boateng, Caleb; Assemian, Emmanuel; Tohé, Blayda; Penner, Johannes; Hirschfeld, Mareike; Doumbia, Joseph; Gonwouo, Legrand Nono; Nopper, Joachim; Brede, Christian; Diaz, Raul; Fujita, Matthew K.; Gil, Marlon; H, Gabriel

Rödel, Mark-Oliver, Barej, Michael F., Hillers, Annika, Leaché, Adam D., Kouamé, N'Goran G, Ofori-Boateng, Caleb, Assemian, Emmanuel, Tohé, Blayda, Penner, Johannes, Hirschfeld, Mareike, Doumbia, Joseph, Gonwouo, Legrand Nono, Nopper, Joachim, Brede, Christian, Diaz, Raul, Fujita, Matthew K., Gil, Marlon, H, Gabriel (2012): The genus Astylosternus in the Upper Guinea rainforests, West Africa, with the description of a new species (Amphibia: Anura: Arthroleptidae). Zootaxa 3245: 1-29, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.280506

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