Leptopelis aubryioides (Andersson, 1907)

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

Hylambates rufus var. aubryioides Andersson, 1907, Jahrb. Nassau. Ver. Naturkd., Wiesbaden, 60: 241. Syntypes: NHRM 1463 (1 specimen), MWNH (3 specimens; numbered lot 13 according to Köhler and Güsten, 2007, Spixiana, München, 30: 280), and 1 possibly in NHMG, according to Erik Ahland, personal commun. MWNH 135/1 designated lectotype by Köhler, 2009, Copeia, 2009: 57. Type locality: "Bibundi, Kamerun".

Leptopelis omissus omissus Amiet, 1992 "1991", Alytes, 9: 90. Holotype: MNHNP 1991.270, by original designation. Type locality: "Kala (Cameroun)". Synonymy by Köhler, 2009, Copeia, 2009: 57.

Leptopelis aubryioidesKöhler, 2009, Copeia, 2009: 57.

English Names

Kala Forest Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 69 [as Leptopelis omissus]).

Distribution

Southeastern Nigeria through southern Cameroon to Gabon and southern Rep. Congo; expected in Equatorial Guinea, western Dem. Rep. Congo and Cabinda enclave, Angola.

Comment

Frétey and Blanc, 2001, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 126: 384, reported this species (as Leptopelis omissus) from Gabon. Köhler, 2009, Copeia, 2009: 57-61, (1) removed Hylambates rufus aubryioides from the synonymy of Leptopelis modestus where it had been placed by Ahl, 1929, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1929: 215: (2) showed it to be a senior synonym of Leptopelis omissus Amiet, 1992. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 459-465. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 108, reported on comparative tadpole morphology.  Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 265–266, provided an account and map (as Leptopelis omissus). Barej, Pfalzgraff, Hirschfeld, Liedtke, Penner, Gonwouo, Dahmen, Grözinger, Schmitz, and Rödel, 2015, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 9(2, Spec. Section): 56–84, reported on larval morphology. 

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