Leptopelis gramineus (Boulenger, 1898)

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

Megalixalus gramineus Boulenger, 1898, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 2, 18: 721. Syntypes: BMNH and MSNG (several specimens) ; MSNG 28564A designated lectotype by Capocaccia, 1957, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 3, 69: 217. Type locality: "between Badditù and Dimè", Ethiopia.

Pseudocassina ocellata Ahl, 1924, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 11: 8. Syntypes: ZMB (2 specimens), registration numbers not provided in the original publication. Type localities: "Hochebene Didda" and "Somaliland". Synonymy by Largen, 1977, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 9: 86. Earlier synonymy with Leptopelis rugosus by Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 222.

Pseudocassina rugosa Ahl, 1924, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 11: 9. Holotype: ZMB registration not provided, according to the original publication. Type locality: "Meta, Meta . . . Kolla, Zindelevat", Ethiopia. Synonymy by Largen, 1977, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 9: 86.

Leptopelis gramineusParker, 1930, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1930: 1.

Leptopelis rugosusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 222.

Megalixalus gramineusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 432.

English Names

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

Ethiopian Burrowing Tree Frog (Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 135).

Distribution

Ethiopian Highlands, 1900–3900 m elevation, on both sides of the Rift Valley.

Comment

Largen, 2001, Tropical Zool., 14: 350-351, discussed distribution. See account, photograph, and map for Ethiopia by Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 135-136. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 110–111, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 288–289, provided a brief account and map.

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