Leptopelis bufonides Schiøtz, 1967

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

Leptopelis bufonides Schiøtz, 1967, Spolia Zool. Mus. Haun., 25: 27. Holotype: ZMUC R073369, by original designation. Type locality: "a few miles west of Bolgatanga, Ghana, near the road to Navrongo".

English Names

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

Ground Tree Frog (Emms, Jambang, Bah, Mankali, Rödel, and Barnett, 2005, Herpetol. Bull., London, 94: 14).

Distribution

Savannas of Senegal and central-northern Guinea to northern Cameroon and southern Chad.

Comment

See Amiet, 1973 "1972", Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 12: 71, and Amiet and Schiøtz, 1974, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 17: 139, for distribution, ecology, and sonogram in Cameroon. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 286, suggested that this form may be conspecific with Leptopelis bocagei. Rödel, 2000, Herpetofauna W. Afr., 1: 192-193, provided an account. Gambia record by Barnett, Emms, and Santoni, 2001, Herpetol. Bull., London, 77: 8. Padial and De la Riva, 2004, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 18: 96, suggested that this species will be found in southern Mauritania. Wanger, 2005, Salamandra, 41: 27-33, provided Gambia records. Nago, Grell, Sinsin, and Rödel, 2006, Salamandra, 42: 93-108, provided a record for Benin. Emms, Jambang, Bah, Mankali, Rödel, and Barnett, 2005, Herpetol. Bull., London, 94: 6-16, provided records for Gambia. Hillers, Loua, and Rödel, 2008, Salamandra, 44: 113-122, provided the first record for Guinea. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 487-491. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 285–288, provided a brief account and map.

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