Leptopelis fiziensis Laurent, 1973

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

Leptopelis modestus fiziensis Laurent, 1973, Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Cent., Tervuren, Ser. Octavo, Sci. Zool., 202: 39. Holotype: MRAC 113175, by original designation. Type locality: "Mokanga, alt. 1.170 m, Terr. de Fizi, Kivu", eastern Dem. Rep. Congo.

Leptopelis fiziensisSchiøtz, 1975, Treefrogs E. Afr.: 28; Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 271.

English Names

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

Fizi Tree Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 200).

Distribution

Forests around Lake Tanganyika in eastern Dem. Rep. Congo and western Tanzania; likely to be found in Burundi.

Comment

Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 200-201, provided an account. Greenbaum, Portillo, and Kusamba, 2012, Afr. J. Herpetol., 61: 113-127, suggested on the basis of molecular evidence that this is the sister species of Leptopelis karissimbensis and that the populations in Tanzania and those on the west side of Lake Tanganyika in the Dem. Rep. Congo may not be conspecific. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 271, provided an account and map.

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