Leptopelis montanus Tiutenko and Zinenko, 2021

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

Pseudocassina ocellata Ahl, 1924, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 11: 8. Syntypes: ZMB (2 specimens), registration numbers not provided in the original publication. Type localities: "Hochebene Didda" and "Somaliland". Actually in Ethiopia according to Tiutenko and Zinenko, 2021, ZooKeys, 1023: 143. Secondary homonym of Leptopelis ocellata when in Leptopelis

Leptopelis montanus Tiutenko and Zinenko, 2021, ZooKeys, 1023: 143. Replacement name for Pseudocassina ocellatus Ahl, 1924. 

English Names

Ocellated Burrowing Treefrog (original publication). 


High elevations of the Bale and Arsi Mountains of Ethiopia, east of the Rift Valley, to 4000 m elevation. 


Removed from the synonymy of Leptopelis gramineus, by Tiutenko and Zinenko, 2021, ZooKeys, 1023: 143. where it had been placed by Largen, 1977, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 9: 86. Earlier synonymy with Leptopelis rugosus by Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 222. Tiutenko and Zinenko (2021) provide information on external morphology, genetic markers, and advertisement call as well as mapping the range. 

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