Leptopelis christyi (Boulenger, 1912)

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

Hylambates christyi Boulenger, 1912, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 8, 10: 141. Holotype: BMNH, by original designation; BM records have 1947.2.20.30 listed as a syntype. Type locality: "Mabira Forest, Chagwe, Uganda".

Leptopelis budduensis Ahl, 1929, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1929: 199. Holotype: ZMB unnumbered, according to the original publication. Type locality: "Budu-Wald", Uganda. Synonymy by Loveridge, 1942, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 91: 379; Laurent, 1972, Explor. Parc Natl. Virunga, Ser. 2, 22: 50; Schiøtz, 1975, Treefrogs E. Afr.: 31-32.

Leptopelis christyiAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 230; Laurent, 1972, Explor. Parc Natl. Virunga, Ser. 2, 22: 50; Schiøtz, 1975, Treefrogs E. Afr.: 31-32.

Leptopelis notatus christyiLoveridge, 1942, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 91: 379, 392.

Leptopelis notatus christyiLoveridge, 1942, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 91: 379.

English Names

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

Christy's Tree Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 199).

Distribution

Forests of eastern Dem. Rep. Congo, Uganda, northwestern Tanzania, and presumably Rwanda and Burundi; isolated population in Cameroon and Gabon.

Comment

Closely related to Leptopelis flavomaculatus according to Schiøtz, 1975, Treefrogs E. Afr.: 32, who noted that the specimens reported by Inger, 1968, Explor. Parc Natl. Garamba, Miss. H. de Saeger, 52, as Leptopelis flavomaculatus are referable to this species. See brief account by Laurent, 1972, Explor. Parc Natl. Virunga, Ser. 2, 22: 50-53. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 199-200, provided an account. Pauwels and Rödel, 2007, Herpetozoa, Wien, 19: 135-148, did not note the species in Gabon. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 499-505, where the Cameroonian population was referred to as Leptopelis cf. christyi, suggesting that this isolated population may be taxonomically distinct from the East African population. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 272–273, provided a brief account and map.

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