Leptopelis mackayi Köhler, Bwong, Schick, Veith, and Lötters, 2006

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

Leptopelis mackayi Köhler, Bwong, Schick, Veith, and Lötters, 2006, Herpetol. J., 16: 184. Holotype: NMK A/3057/1, by original designation. Type locality: "Rondo Retreat Centre, Isecheno, 00° 12´ 39 N, 34° 46´ 36 E, 1550 m a.s.l., southern Kakamega Forest, Kakamega District, Western Province, Kenya".

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Currently known from Toyokana, Orientale Province, Dem. Rep. Congo, the type locality (southern Kakamega Forest, Kakamega District, Western Province, Kenya), although possibly to be found in adjacent Uganda (see comment).

Comment

Some populations previously referred to Leptopelis modestus may actually be of this species according to the original publication. Lötters, Wagner, Bwong, Schick, Malonza, Muchai, Wasonga, and Veith, 2007, Fieldguide Amph. Rept. Kakamega Forest: 37-38, provided an account. Greenbaum, Portillo, and Kusamba, 2012, Afr. J. Herpetol., 61: 113-127, included this species in their molecular tree and found it to be distant from Leptopelis modestus.  Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 113, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Greenbaum, Hughes, Kasumba, and Masudi, 2015, Herpetol. Rev., 46: 378, provided a record for Orientale Province, Dem. Rep. Congo. 

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