Leptopelis ocellatus (Mocquard, 1902)

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

Hylambates ocellatus Mocquard, 1902, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, 8: 413. Holotype: MNHNP 1901.595, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 56. Type locality: "Gabon . . . . à environ 50 kilomètres au Sud-Ouest de Lambaréné".

Leptopelis ocellatusNoble, 1924, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 49: 240. Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 223.

Leptopelis acuticeps Ahl, 1929, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1929: 193. Holotype: ZMB unnumbered according to the original publication. Type locality: "Süd-Kamerun". Synonymy by Perret, 1958, Rev. Suisse Zool., 65: 268-269; and Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 430.

Leptopelis ocellatus ocellatusLaurent, 1973, Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Cent., Tervuren, Ser. Octavo, Sci. Zool., 202: 25.

Leptopelis ocellatus schiotzi Laurent, 1973, Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Cent., Tervuren, Ser. Octavo, Sci. Zool., 202: 26. Holotype: MRAC 112709, by original designation. Type locality: "Omaniundu, Sankuru, Zaïre".

English Names

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


Forest swamps from southern Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rep. Congo, to western and central Dem. Rep. Congo, possibly into southwestern Central African Republic.


De la Riva, 1994, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 8: 131, provided a record for Equatorial Guinea. Frétey and Blanc, 2001, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 126: 384, reported this species from Gabon. Lasso, Rial, Castroviejo, and De la Riva, 2002, Graellsia, 58: 21-34, provided notes on ecological distribution in Equatorial Guinea. Penner and Rödel, 2007, in Butynski and McCullough (eds.), RAP Bull. Biol. Assessment, 46: 37-41, provided a record for north-central Dem. Rep. Congo. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 539-543. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 117–118, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 262–263, provided an account and map.

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