Leptopelis brevirostris (Werner, 1898)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Arthroleptidae > Subfamily: Leptopelinae > Genus: Leptopelis > Species: Leptopelis brevirostris

Hylambates brevirostris Werner, 1898, Verh. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien, 48: 199. Holotype: ZMB 13913 (according to Perret, 1962, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 65: 241); consideration of NHMW 3776 and 22879 (Häupl and Tiedemann, 1978, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 2: 20, and Häupl, Tiedemann, and Grillitsch, 1994, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 9: 24) as syntypes is apparently in error inasmuch as only a single specimen was noted in the original publication. Type locality: "Kamerun (ein Exemplar aus Victoria, . . .)".

Hylambates rufus var. brevirostrisAndersson, 1905, Ark. Zool., 2(20): 19.

Hylambates brevicornisSollas, 1906, Zool. Rec., 42: 38. Error for brevirostris.

Leptopelis brevirostrisNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 234, 331.

English Names

Cameroon Forest Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 69).


Rainforests of southern Nigeria and Cameroon south through Equatorial Guinea and northwestern Rep. Congo to central Gabon; Bioko I. Possibly occuring in southeastern Central African Republic.


See comment under Leptopelis brevipes. Removed from the synonymy of Leptopelis rufus by Sollas, 1906, Zool. Rec., 42: 38 (implicitly), and by Noble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 234, 331, where it had been placed by Andersson, 1905, Ark. Zool., 2(20): 18. Gabon record by Lötters, Gossmann, Obame, and Böhme, 2001, Herpetofauna, Weinstadt, 23: 32 (including what they later named as Leptopelis crystallinoron. De la Riva, 1994, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 8: 130, provided a record for Equatorial Guinea. Lasso, Rial, Castroviejo, and De la Riva, 2002, Graellsia, 58: 21-34, provided notes on ecological distribution in Equatorial Guinea. Jackson and Blackburn, 2007, Salamandra, 43: 149-164, provided a record for Nouabale-Ndoki National Park, Rep. Congo. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 479-486. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 268, provided an account and map.

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