Phlyctimantis leonardi (Boulenger, 1906)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Genus: Phlyctimantis > Species: Phlyctimantis leonardi

Hylambates leonardi Boulenger, 1906 "1905", Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 3, 2: 167. Syntypes: 2 specimens, MSNG and BMNH 1947.2.20.8 (by museum records); MSNG 29945 designated lectotype by Capocaccia, 1957, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 3, 69: 218. Type locality: "Punta Frailes, Fernando Po" (= Bioko, Equatorial Guinea) and "N'Djolè, French Congo [= Ndjolé, Gabon]"; restricted to "Punta Frailes", Bioko, Equatorial Guinea, by Mertens, 1938, Abh. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 442: 22; restricted to "N'Djolè", Gabon, by lectotype designation. See comment by Frétey, Dubois, and Ohler, 2014, Alytes, 30: 42. 

Phlyctimantis leonardiLaurent and Combaz, 1950, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 43: 274.

Hylambates leonardiGuibé and Lamotte, 1958, Mem. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, 53: 269.

Kassina (Phlyctimantis) leonardiDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 38.

English Names

Olive Striped Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 69).


Rainforests of west-central Africa from Congo drainage of Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rep. Congo, and western Dem. Rep. Congo; presumably in the Cabinda enclave of Angola (see comment).


See comment under Phlyctimantis verrucosus. Reviewed by Perret, 1986, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 109: 19-26. Laurent, 1976, Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Cent., Tervuren, Ser. Octavo, Sci. Zool., 213: 21-23, provided and account. De la Riva, 1994, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 8: 130, provided a record for Equatorial Guinea. Frétey and Blanc, 2001, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 126: 383, reported this species from Gabon. See comment under Phlyctimantis boulengeri. Lasso, Rial, Castroviejo, and De la Riva, 2002, Graellsia, 58: 21-34, provided notes on ecological distribution in Equatorial Guinea. Gvoždík and Kopecký, 2012, Herpetol. Rev., 43: 98, provided a record for Cameroon and commented on the range. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 424-431.. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 319–320, provided a brief account and map. Jongsma, Tobi, Dixon-MacCallum, Bamba-Kaya, Yoga, Mbega, Mve Beh, Emrich, and Blackburn, 2017, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 11 (1: e144): 14, provided records for southeastern Gabon and briefly discussed habitat and range. Baptista, Conradie, Vaz Pinto, and Branch, 2019, In Huntley, Russo, Lages, and Ferrand (eds.), Biodiversity in Angola: 258, doubted that this species will be found in Angola. 

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