Leptopelis macrotis Schiøtz, 1967

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

Leptopelis macrotis Schiøtz, 1967, Spolia Zool. Mus. Haun., 25: 46. Holotype: ZMUC R075568, by original designation. Type locality: "Gola Forest Reserve, Sierra Leone".

English Names

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


Rainforests from central Sierra Leone and southern Guinea through Liberia and Ivory Coast to southern Ghana.


See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 618. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 251–252, provided an account and map. Rödel, Emmrich, Penner, Schmitz, and Barej, 2014, Zoosyst. Evol., 90: 21–31, discussed the taxonomic status of this taxa and noted that currently there is a considerable issue as to application of names due to the uncertainty of what clade actually occurs at the type locality of Leptopelis millsoni. These authors suggested maintaining the nomenclatural status quo until appropriate molecular and/or acoustic data could be gathered. 

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